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Review: could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness?

We study 10,922 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 728 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,321 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,330,447 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 10,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 731 people (6.69%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,329,280 people who have Muscle Weakness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle weakness in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Muscle weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle weakness89.36%7.45%0.00%0.00%1.06%2.13%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness64.78%35.22%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle weakness0.00%0.96%1.65%8.93%10.71%15.66%20.60%41.48%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (59 people, 8.07%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (51 people, 6.98%)
  3. Nausea (40 people, 5.47%)
  4. Hypercalcaemia (31 people, 4.24%)
  5. Eczema (28 people, 3.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (195 people, 26.68%)
  2. Prednisone (182 people, 24.90%)
  3. Albuterol (165 people, 22.57%)
  4. Levaquin (156 people, 21.34%)
  5. Ambien (152 people, 20.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (19 hours ago):

  • After taking Azithromycin for 4 days, i woke up on day 4 dizzy. It has gone down a bit but I'm still dizzy and balance off just a bit.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Muscle pain, stiffness, sweats, shakes, anxiety, brain fog,

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Minor activity using my muscles , the pain level is extreme, it takes 2 days to recover.

    Reply

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