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Review: could Azithromycin cause Rectal bleeding?

Summary: Rectal bleeding could be caused by Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Hydroxyurea, and have Sinusitis acute.

We study 10,896 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Rectal bleeding. Find out below who they are, when they have Rectal bleeding and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,294 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding (bleeding from rectum) (latest reports from 9,980 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 9 people (0.08%) have Rectal Bleeding. They amount to 0.09% of all the 9,968 people who have Rectal Bleeding on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rectal bleeding in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Rectal bleeding * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rectal bleeding66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Rectal bleeding33.33%66.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rectal bleeding11.11%0.00%0.00%11.11%0.00%11.11%55.56%11.11%

Severity of Rectal bleeding when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rectal bleeding0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Rectal bleeding ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rectal bleeding0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinusitis acute (1 people, 11.11%)
  2. Exposure to communicable disease (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Respiratory tract infection (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydroxyurea (1 people, 11.11%)
  2. Ritonavir (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Stavudine (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Cotrim (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Warfarin sodium (1 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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