Azithromycin and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle weakness 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 Prednisone, and have Pain . We study 17,210 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA. Among them, 963 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,332 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,146 Muscle weakness patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

17,210 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 963 people (5.6%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 84.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.82 %
  • 10+ years: 0.91 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 64.41 %
  • male: 35.59 %

Age of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.98 %
  • 10-19: 2.33 %
  • 20-29: 8.34 %
  • 30-39: 11.17 %
  • 40-49: 14.85 %
  • 50-59: 20.74 %
  • 60+: 41.6 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (72 people, 7.48%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (66 people, 6.85%)
  • Hiv Infection (43 people, 4.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (37 people, 3.84%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (33 people, 3.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (169 people, 17.55%)
  • Aspirin (164 people, 17.03%)
  • Levaquin (149 people, 15.47%)
  • Furosemide (142 people, 14.75%)
  • Albuterol (136 people, 14.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (321 people, 33.33%)
  • Nausea (320 people, 33.23%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (310 people, 32.19%)
  • Pain (308 people, 31.98%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (268 people, 27.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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