Review: could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?
Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Pain.
We study 10,896 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 295 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,294 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea aggravated, nausea, stress and anxiety.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 778,304 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 303 people (2.82%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 786,422 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Azithromycin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (32 people, 10.56%)
- Depression (29 people, 9.57%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (27 people, 8.91%)
- Insomnia (19 people, 6.27%)
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 5.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (75 people, 24.75%)
- Albuterol (59 people, 19.47%)
- Amoxicillin (58 people, 19.14%)
- Cephalexin (53 people, 17.49%)
- Ativan (52 people, 17.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (11 months ago):
I got sick w/ bronchitis April 1. Doctors advised to take Musinex DM every 4 hours and Nyquil at night. I did this for 2 weeks with little imrpovement. I went back to doctor and was given zithromax (z-pack) and the next week I was given amoxicillian. My symptoms did not improve; I could not sleep and grew very agitated and manic (rapid thoughts, nervousness, high blood pressure)
I was eventually hospitalized on psychiatric unit due to manic behvior. I was given haldol and ativan; symtoms subsided. My moods are stable now, with NO medications.
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