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Azithromycin

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7.5  Effectiveness
3.2  Side Effects
6.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Azithromycin side effects and 3 Azithromycin benefits.

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The generic name of this medication is azithromycin and zithromax.

Azithromycin is manufactured by Changzhou Sito Veterinary Medicine Company Limited.

The active ingredients of this medication are an azalide and a subclass of macrolide antibiotics.

Inactive ingredients of this medication include: anhydrous hydroxypropyl; cellulose; sodium phosphate; sucrose; tribasic; and xanthan gum.

It is primarily used in treating mild-to-moderate bacterial infections.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Azithromycin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4.3% 10.6% 83% 0% 2.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 4.2% 85.4% 8.3% 2.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.1% 95.7% 2.1% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 67.3% 18.4% 14.3%
Confidence 0% 4.2% 89.6% 4.2% 2.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 4.2% 91.7% 4.2% 0%
Digestion 4.2% 10.4% 81.2% 4.2% 0%
Emotional Well-being 2.1% 6.2% 68.8% 18.8% 4.2%
Energy 0% 12.5% 62.5% 20.8% 4.2%
Eyesight 0% 0% 97.9% 2.1% 0%
Memory 0% 2.1% 97.9% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 2.1% 2.1% 89.4% 4.3% 2.1%
Pain 0% 4.2% 77.1% 12.5% 6.2%
Patience 0% 4.3% 91.5% 0% 4.3%
Sexual Health 2.1% 0% 87.2% 4.3% 6.4%
Skin Complexion 2.1% 2.1% 91.5% 4.3% 0%
Sleep 3.9% 11.8% 51% 25.5% 7.8%
Stress Level 0% 2.1% 83.3% 10.4% 4.2%
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Commonly Reported Azithromycin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Appetite Loss 93.1% 6.9% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 93.5% 4.3% 0% 0% 2.2%
Skin Rash 96.3% 0% 0% 3.7% 0%
Gas 95% 0% 5% 0% 0%
Fatigue 88.9% 8.9% 2.2% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 87% 8.7% 4.3% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.5% 0% 0% 0% 12.5%
Fever 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Drowsiness 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 89.7% 2.6% 0% 5.1% 2.6%
Dry Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 88.9% 6.7% 2.2% 0% 2.2%
Sore Throat 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 81.2% 6.2% 9.4% 3.1% 0%
Itching 96.6% 0% 3.4% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Insomnia 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 97.8% 0% 0% 0% 2.2%
Irritability / Impatience 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Diarrhea 85.4% 2.1% 12.5% 0% 0%
Anorexia 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Azithromycin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 91.3% 8.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Lightheadedness 89.5% 5.3% 5.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 86.7% 6.7% 6.7% 0% 0%
Hives 96.6% 0% 0% 3.4% 0%
Pneumonia 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Appetite 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Allergic Reaction 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Confusion 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 85.7% 7.1% 0% 0% 7.1%
Skin Rash 92.9% 0% 0% 0% 7.1%
Itching 75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Breathing Difficulties 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Azithromycin
19 Mar 2013 I had an immediate reaction after taking Azithromycin. My heart started racing and I felt weak and lightheaded. The second dose made me feel worse; I became sweaty and couldn't stand up. My heart raced and then I experienced a body tremor. I had never had one before and I never had one again. It has been 4 years since then. I would never take this drug again. I have always been healthy and never had heart palpitations in my life until I took Azithromycin.
   —Posted by CJ
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25 Nov 2011 Worked really well and had no side effects
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29 Sep 2011 I was prescribed Sandoz Azithromycine for upper respiratory infection. Took first dose as prescribed: 2 pills @ 250 and 24 hours later 1 pill @ 250. Developed severe allergic reaction and rash at night time, had to go to the hospital for shot of antihistamine and steroids to stop it. Had to take antihistamine for 3 days after that because its a strong antibiotic and it stays in the system for a couple of days. Very upset because for those two days that I was taking antibiotic it worked incredibly well, down side was the price - $110 for 6 pills and allergy reaction.
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04 Jul 2011 best anti-bacterial drug ever
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04 Jul 2011 I had the Z-pak and It really worked for me great when I was in need of it, any time I feel sick I always call my doctor up and they always send me this z-pak which really works great for me
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