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Review: could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?
We study 10,923 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 (latest outcomes from 12,324 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,330,636 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 10,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 731 people (6.69%) 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||64.78%||35.22% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Azithromycin * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.96%||1.65%||8.93%||10.71%||15.66%||20.60%||41.48% |
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 (59 people, 8.07%)
- Multiple myeloma (51 people, 6.98%)
- Nausea (40 people, 5.47%)
- Hypercalcaemia (31 people, 4.24%)
- Eczema (28 people, 3.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (195 people, 26.68%)
- Prednisone (182 people, 24.90%)
- Albuterol (165 people, 22.57%)
- Levaquin (156 people, 21.34%)
- Ambien (152 people, 20.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 day ago):
During a routine visit to my ophthalmologist, I received one drop of Proparacaine in each eye prior to having eye pressure tested. Within minutes my right eyelid began to droop and my right arm and leg became cold and numb. I was unable to lift my right arm for three hours and tripped while walking. A doctor commented that I looked like I was having a stroke and my right eyebrow was paralyzed. This resolved within six hours.
I have Chiari Type I Malformation and am hypersensitive to Lidocaine and Bupiviacaine.
From this study (6 days ago):
First time to use the Drug and she has taken it for 5 days. Noticed a fever today 101.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
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