Pentasa Vs. Zithromax for a female patient aged 21 - from FDA reports

This is a personalized comparison Pentasa, Zithromax for a woman aged 21. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Dec, 05, 2018

5,062 females aged 21 (±5) who take Pentasa, Zithromax are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Pentasa, Zithromax for a female patient aged 21.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 21
  • Gender: female
  • Reason for the study: Crohn's Disease

Drugs in this study:

  • Pentasa (mesalamine)
  • Zithromax (azithromycin)

eHealthMe real world results for females aged 21 (±5):

Most common side effects:

  1. Injection Site Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fever
  4. Abdominal Pain
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Pain
  9. Rashes (redness)
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  1. Pain
  2. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  3. Injury
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Stress And Anxiety
  6. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  7. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  8. Nausea And Vomiting
  9. Breathing Difficulty
  10. Abdominal Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Intestinal Obstruction
  2. Fever
  3. Gastrointestinal Perforation (hole in the digestive tract)
  4. Chest Pain
  5. Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs)
  6. Stress And Anxiety
  7. Pain
  8. Pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium)
  9. Lung Disorder (lung disease)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  1. Stress And Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Pain
  4. Emotional Distress
  5. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  6. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  7. Suicide Attempt
  8. Gallbladder Disorder
  9. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  10. Nausea And Vomiting

FDA reports used in this study

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