Azithromycin and Nephrosis - from FDA reports


Nephrosis is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old also take medication Tacrolimus, and have Gastroesophageal reflux disease. This review analyzes which people have Nephrosis with Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,267 people who have side effects when taking Azithromycin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 20, 2017

17,267 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 12 people (0.07%) have Nephrosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Nephrosis?

Gender of people who have Nephrosis when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 45.45 %
  • male: 54.55 %

Age of people who have Nephrosis when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 27.27 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 36.36 %
  • 30-39: 18.18 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 9.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (3 people, 25.00%)
  • Pseudomonas Infection (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Hypovitaminosis (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Diabetes (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Bronchitis (2 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tacrolimus (6 people, 50.00%)
  • Lantus (5 people, 41.67%)
  • Simvastatin (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Prednisolone (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Adalat (4 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Chronic (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Proteinuria Present (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Blood Albumin Decreased (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Pain (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Heart Injury (1 person, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Nephrosis when taking Azithromycin?


Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,418 users)


Nephrosis (a kidney disease that causes the body to lose protein through the urine) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, nephrotic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, preventive health care (latest reports from 7,392 Nephrosis patients).

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