Review: could Zithromax cause Muscle pain (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Muscle pain is found among people who take Zithromax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 20,777 people who have side effects while taking Zithromax from FDA and social media. Among them, 436 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain 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)
Muscle pain (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,475 Muscle pain patients)
On Feb, 2, 2015: 20,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Zithromax. Among them, 436 people (2.10%) have Muscle Pain.
Time on Zithromax when people have Muscle pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle pain||94.55%||0.00%||3.64%||0.00%||1.82%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Zithromax * :
|Muscle pain||67.49%||32.51% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Zithromax * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||2.24%||7.98%||6.23%||12.22%||29.43%||15.46%||26.43% |
Severity of Muscle pain when taking Zithromax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle pain||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (44 people, 10.09%)
- Multiple myeloma (42 people, 9.63%)
- Osteoporosis (31 people, 7.11%)
- Acne (24 people, 5.50%)
- Eczema (23 people, 5.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (141 people, 32.34%)
- Levaquin (99 people, 22.71%)
- Aredia (99 people, 22.71%)
- Aspirin (93 people, 21.33%)
- Allegra (87 people, 19.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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