Review: could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Pain . We study 10,735 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 299 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 12,006 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety, taste - impaired (latest reports from 124,271 Insomnia patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

10,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 299 people (2.79%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.61 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 72.01 %
  • male: 27.99 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 4.26 %
  • 20-29: 8.91 %
  • 30-39: 18.99 %
  • 40-49: 16.28 %
  • 50-59: 26.74 %
  • 60+: 24.42 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Azithromycin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Insomnia **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (30 people)
  • Depression (29 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (25 people)
  • Insomnia (19 people)
  • Eczema (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (71 people)
  • Albuterol (55 people)
  • Amoxicillin (53 people)
  • Cephalexin (49 people)
  • Ativan (47 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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