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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle weakness with Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,288 people who have side effects when taking Azithromycin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

17,288 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 970 people (5.61%) have Muscle weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Muscle weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 84.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.8 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.8 %
  • 10+ years: 0.9 %

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

  • female: 64.47 %
  • male: 35.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.98 %
  • 10-19: 2.32 %
  • 20-29: 8.3 %
  • 30-39: 11.11 %
  • 40-49: 14.9 %
  • 50-59: 20.76 %
  • 60+: 41.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (72 people, 7.42%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (66 people, 6.80%)
  • Hiv Infection (43 people, 4.43%)
  • High Blood Pressure (38 people, 3.92%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (33 people, 3.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (169 people, 17.42%)
  • Aspirin (164 people, 16.91%)
  • Levaquin (149 people, 15.36%)
  • Furosemide (142 people, 14.64%)
  • Albuterol (136 people, 14.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (324 people, 33.40%)
  • Nausea (320 people, 32.99%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (312 people, 32.16%)
  • Pain (308 people, 31.75%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (268 people, 27.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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