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Review: could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?





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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 10,940 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 has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 12,345 users)

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Muscle weakness 181,414 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 10,934 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 731 people (6.69%) have Muscle Weakness.

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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