Azithromycin and Interstitial lung disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Pneumonia. This review analyzes which people have Interstitial lung disease with Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,267 people who have side effects when taking Azithromycin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2017

17,267 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 54 people (0.31%) have Interstitial Lung Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Interstitial lung disease?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Interstitial Lung Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 90 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

Gender of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 4.76 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 7.14 %
  • 60+: 52.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Bronchitis (4 people, 7.41%)
  • Arrhythmias (4 people, 7.41%)
  • Hiv Infection (2 people, 3.70%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (2 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Furosemide (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Zofran (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Lovenox (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Lasix (8 people, 14.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Respiratory Acidosis (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Pneumonia (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Pain (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Anaemia (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Abdominal Pain (10 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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