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Review: could Azithromycin cause Interstitial lung disease?

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 Arrhythmias.

We study 10,942 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,351 Azithromycin users)

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer. (latest reports from 20,667 Interstitial lung disease patients)

On Jan, 9, 2015: 10,942 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 39 people (0.36%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Interstitial lung disease66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.00%0.00%2.86%5.71%17.14%11.43%11.43%51.43%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Azithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Arrhythmia (6 people, 15.38%)
  2. Pneumonia (5 people, 12.82%)
  3. Reflux oesophagitis (4 people, 10.26%)
  4. Pharyngitis (3 people, 7.69%)
  5. Bronchitis (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (14 people, 35.90%)
  2. Prednisone (11 people, 28.21%)
  3. Lasix (10 people, 25.64%)
  4. Nexium (9 people, 23.08%)
  5. Ambien (9 people, 23.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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