Review: could Azithromycin cause Rectal Bleeding?


Summary

Rectal bleeding is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cefuroxime Axetil, and have Exposure to communicable disease . We study 17,400 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Rectal bleeding. Find out below who they are, when they have Rectal bleeding and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,265 users)

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding (bleeding from rectum) has been reported by people with campylobacter enteritis (latest reports from 3,095 Rectal bleeding patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

17,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 7 people (0.04%) have Rectal Bleeding


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Rectal bleeding?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Rectal Bleeding *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rectal Bleeding when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 42.86 %
  • male: 57.14 %

Age of people who have Rectal Bleeding when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 14.29 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 57.14 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Severity if Rectal Bleeding when taking Azithromycin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Rectal Bleeding **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis Acute (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Respiratory Tract Infection (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Exposure To Communicable Disease (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ranitidine (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Norvir (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Lamivudine (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Duratuss (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Cefuroxime Axetil (1 person, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hepatomegaly (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Hepatic Trauma (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Nos (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Faeces Discoloured (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Dyspepsia (1 person, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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