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Review: could Zithromax cause Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)?

Summary: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is found among people who take Zithromax, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor, and have Depression.

We study 20,777 people who have side effects while taking Zithromax from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) and more.

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Zithromax has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 21,404 Zithromax users)

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) (a kidney infection) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, kidney transplant. (latest reports from 3,881 Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 20,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Zithromax. Among them, 25 people (0.12%) have Kidney Infection (pyelonephritis).

Trend of Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) in Zithromax reports

Time on Zithromax when people have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)85.71%0.00%0.00%14.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) when taking Zithromax * :

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)82.14%17.86%

Age of people who have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) when taking Zithromax * :

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)15.00%0.00%0.00%15.00%65.00%0.00%0.00%5.00%

Severity of Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) when taking Zithromax ** :


How people recovered from Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 56.00%)
  2. Acne (10 people, 40.00%)
  3. Pyelonephritis (10 people, 40.00%)
  4. Bronchitis (10 people, 40.00%)
  5. Crohn's disease (10 people, 40.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor (13 people, 52.00%)
  2. Vicodin (13 people, 52.00%)
  3. Paxil (13 people, 52.00%)
  4. Cipro (13 people, 52.00%)
  5. Klonopin (11 people, 44.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    a previously chronic sinuitis flared up as did a over 30 year old infection in a broken toe -

    dicillin was given for 10 days 3000mg per day / 1000mg 3 times daily - with good effect -

    the patents journal shows evidence of similar occurence a decade ago when taking Klacid uno also of the macrolid family -
    it appears macrolids can have severe adverse effect on some patients immunesystem
  • Azithromycin side effect skin hyperpigmentation (1 response)
    My 6-year-old daughter took 5-day course azithromycin 3 times in 5 months for sinus infections. Do not recall exactly when hyperpigmentation began appearing all over front of neck, but definitely by the 3rd month after initial dose, with subsequent darkening upon taking two more prescriptions within the 5 months. Disappeared after treating 1x/day for 2 days with aloe vera gel directly from the plant rubbed all over darkened areas; all hyperpigmentation scrubbed off with oatmeal/honey scrub on 3rd day. No recurrence until about 6 months later with minimal to moderate autumn sun exposure, recurrence all over front of neck again, even though never took azithromycin beyond the 3 prescriptions. About two weeks after this started, now entire side of one ankle is hyperpigmented. Very concerned how much more it will spread. Will up aloe vera gel application frequency in hopes to get rid of it. Stay away from this drug! It is definitely too new of a drug to be prescribing for kids!

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????


    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi


    2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I'll second that!


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