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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 Hydroxyurea, and have Sinusitis acute.

We study 10,946 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 has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,354 Azithromycin users)

Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding (bleeding from rectum) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety, pain. (latest reports from 3,156 Rectal bleeding patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 10,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 9 people (0.08%) have Rectal Bleeding.

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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