Review: could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,747 people who take Azithromycin. Among them, 728 have Muscle weakness. See who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,279 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain, pain exacerbated, anxiety aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,300,873 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 10,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 704 people (6.93%) have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||89.36%||7.45%||0.00%||0.00%||1.06%||2.13%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Azithromycin * :
|Muscle weakness||64.33%||35.67% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Azithromycin * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||1.00%||1.43%||9.13%||11.13%||16.26%||20.68%||40.37% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Azithromycin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (58 people, 8.24%)
- Multiple myeloma (51 people, 7.24%)
- Nausea (40 people, 5.68%)
- Hypercalcaemia (29 people, 4.12%)
- Eczema (28 people, 3.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (193 people, 27.41%)
- Prednisone (176 people, 25.00%)
- Albuterol (165 people, 23.44%)
- Levaquin (152 people, 21.59%)
- Ambien (148 people, 21.02%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Began taking sleep aids 15+yrs ago.Can not nap or sleep without.Had the Mirena IUD inserted over 10yrs ago, shortly after it was approved.Began exp sever mood swings and depr. Was put on anti-depr. Began having chronic pain.Most sever in the neck,shoulders,arms and hips.Drs were unable to determine the cause.Several yrs later it was determined that I had PMR.I was only 40 at the time.I was put on a high dose of prednisone.I was on prednisone for about 5yrs.Even the slightest reduction in the dose brought back severe pain.I am now off prednisone.I continued to experience full body pain but not so much the severe stiffness. I experience severe perspiration. It was discovered that I had a VitD deficiency.Test around 7. I currently take supplement and test around 35.During all this time I was experiencing severe abdominal pains and began experiencing very severe, sharp "ice pick" type pain throughout my body.Pain occurred regardless of time of day, awoke me from sleep and occurred in random spots often within just a few seconds of the previous pain.I began experiencing bloating, golt, & constipation after getting the IUD. A few yrs ago I began experiencing severe twitching, mostly in my legs, day and night. Finally, the 3rd GYN I was referred to was able to remove the IUD, in December 2013. Since having the IUD removed I am no longer constipated, no longer have golt, and much of the ice-pick type pain I was experiencing is gone. I continue to have sharp abdominal pain, although it feels different. My menstrual cycle has not returned. I am currently taking Ambien 5MG or 6.25 slow release nightly, Cymbalta/DuloxetineHCL60mg, Adderall 20mg 1 or 2x/day, Meloxicam, 15mg, Vitamin D2 (1.25 MG 50k unit) 2XperWk and Fenofibric. I suspect silicone toxicity from the IUD has brought on or exasperated my conditions over the past 10 years. Please help me to understand and recover.
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A few months ago I went to the ER with severe afib, which had never happened before. Upon tests by a cardiologist following the event I was diagnosed with a leak in my mitral and aortic valves. There is no blockage and there is no family history of cardiac/valve problems in women on either side of my family.
I have had severe allergies and was prescribed Zithromax since 2000, sometimes needing back to back z-packs to take care of the sinus infections as a result of the allergies. Would like to know if there may be a correlation of heart valve/leaks/failure which may be attributed to taking zithromycin.
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