Review: could Azithromycin cause Serum sickness?
Summary: Serum sickness is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Phytonadione, and have Staphylococcal infection.
We study 10,940 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness and more.
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Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 12,345 users)
Serum sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, premedication, kidney transplant.(latest reports from Serum sickness 1,916 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 10,934 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 16 people (0.15%) have Serum Sickness.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Serum sickness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serum sickness||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serum sickness when taking Azithromycin * :
|Serum sickness||93.75%||6.25% |
Age of people who have Serum sickness when taking Azithromycin * :
|Serum sickness||0.00%||6.25%||75.00%||0.00%||18.75%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Serum sickness when taking Azithromycin ** :
How people recovered from Serum sickness ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Staphylococcal infection (5 people, 31.25%)
- Hypogammaglobulinaemia (5 people, 31.25%)
- Ear infection (1 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Phytonadione (6 people, 37.50%)
- Tobramycin (6 people, 37.50%)
- Acetaminophen (6 people, 37.50%)
- Vitamin e (6 people, 37.50%)
- Targocid (6 people, 37.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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