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Review: could Zithromax cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness could be caused by Zithromax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 20,713 people who have side effects while taking Zithromax from FDA and social media. Among them, 222 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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On Apr, 14, 2014: 20,713 people reported to have side effects when taking Zithromax. Among them, 222 people (1.07%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.05% of all the 491,457 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Zithromax reports

Time on Zithromax when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness87.50%10.00%2.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Zithromax * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness61.02%38.98%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Zithromax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.52%5.15%18.04%2.58%6.70%16.49%21.13%29.38%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Zithromax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 12.61%)
  2. Pain (19 people, 8.56%)
  3. Trismus (15 people, 6.76%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 5.86%)
  5. Migraine (10 people, 4.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (52 people, 23.42%)
  2. Neurontin (48 people, 21.62%)
  3. Reglan (47 people, 21.17%)
  4. Protonix (45 people, 20.27%)
  5. Aspirin (45 people, 20.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Sleepiness comes and goes abruptly

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