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Review: could Azithromycin cause Tendon rupture?

Summary: Tendon rupture is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zestril, and have Neoplasm malignant.

We study 10,942 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Tendon rupture. Find out below who they are, when they have Tendon rupture and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,351 Azithromycin users)

Tendon rupture

Tendon rupture (tear of tendon) has been reported by people with sinusitis, bronchitis, urinary tract infection, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 6,470 Tendon rupture patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 10,942 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 32 people (0.29%) have Tendon Rupture.

Trend of Tendon rupture in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Tendon rupture * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tendon rupture50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tendon rupture when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Tendon rupture40.48%59.52%

Age of people who have Tendon rupture when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tendon rupture0.00%0.00%7.14%0.00%0.00%0.00%35.71%57.14%

Severity of Tendon rupture when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tendon rupture0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Tendon rupture ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Neoplasm malignant (20 people, 62.50%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (8 people, 25.00%)
  3. Allergic sinusitis (6 people, 18.75%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (6 people, 18.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zestril (28 people, 87.50%)
  2. Albuterol (24 people, 75.00%)
  3. Lisinopril (22 people, 68.75%)
  4. Percocet (21 people, 65.62%)
  5. Casodex (20 people, 62.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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