Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Reports


The following Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Azithromycin or it might take time to develop.


Cardiac Failure Congestive, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Creatinine Increased

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Azithromycin (dosage: NA), which was started on May 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Coreg
  • Colesevelam
  • Enoxaparin
  • Escitalopram
  • Furosemide
  • Lactobacillus
  • Multivitamin
  • Potassium Choloride
When starting to take Azithromycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
These side effects may potentially be related to Azithromycin.
Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain, Injury, Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Cough

This Pulmonary Embolism Azithromycin side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jun 10, 2013. A Female , 39 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, was treated with Azithromycin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pain
  • Injury
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Distress
  • Cough
. Azithromycin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Foradil
  • Flovent
  • Prednisone
  • Lasix
  • Ipratropium
  • Proair Hfa
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Injury, Pain, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Cardiac Aneurysm, Atelectasis

This is a Azithromycin side effect report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acute sinusitis, who was treated with Azithromycin (dosage:250 Mg, Daily, start time: Jan 01, 2002), combined with:
  • Multi-vitamin (Daily)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Citracal
  • Axert (12.5 Mg, Once As Needed)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Injury
  • Pain
  • Emotional Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Cardiac Aneurysm
  • Atelectasis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Azithromycin treatment in female patients suffering from acute sinusitis, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Pulmonary Embolism

A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms: bronchitis started Azithromycin treatment (dosage: Unk) on May 01, 2009. Soon after starting Azithromycin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexate
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Alendronate Sodium (Unk)
  • Diclofenac Resinate
  • Calcium D3 (Unk)
  • Ambroxol (Unk)
  • Enoxaparin Sodium
  • Potassium Chloride (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Azithromycin side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Injury, Pleural Effusion, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Embolism, Pain, Chest Pain, Atelectasis

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Azithromycin on Jun 05, 2012. Patient felt the following Azithromycin side effects: injury, pleural effusion, dyspnoea, pulmonary embolism, pain, chest pain, atelectasis Additional patient health information: Female , 32 years of age, weighting 141.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Azithromycin dosage: 250 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Proair Hfa (8.5 G, Unk)
  • Dayquil [dextromet Hbr,guaif,paracet,pseudoeph Hcl]
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Cheratussin Ac (Unk)
  • Lonox (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Zoloft
  • Claritin-d
The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Non-cardiac Chest Pain, Depression, Pulmonary Embolism, Dyspnoea, Anhedonia, Injury

This report suggests a potential Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 18-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk) starting Aug 25, 2007. Soon after starting Azithromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Distress
  • Non-cardiac Chest Pain
  • Depression
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Dyspnoea
  • Anhedonia
  • Injury
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Xopenex (45 Mcg)
  • Paxil Cr (Unk)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Paxil Cr (12.5 To 25 Mg Daily)
  • Methylprednisolone (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Yasmin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Azithromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Pulmonary Embolism

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on May 31, 2011 by a male taking Azithromycin (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Azithromycin side effects: pulmonary embolism. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Levaquin
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Revlimid (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
  • Synthroid
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Cyclobenzaprine
The patient was hospitalized.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2002 a consumer started treatment with Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Oxycodone Hcl And Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Methocarbamol (750 Mg, Unk)
  • Promethazine (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Cymbalta (Unk)
When commencing Azithromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression, Mood Swings, Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Azithromycin side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pneumonia,fungal infection,menopause,uterine leiomyoma and was treated with Azithromycin (dosage: Unk) starting Jan 17, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Terazol 1 (Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Yaz (1 Df (daily Dose), Qd, Oral)
  • Vicodin Es (Unk, 750mg-7.5mg)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Pulmonary Embolism
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Azithromycin could cause Pulmonary Embolism and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Emotional Distress, Lobar Pneumonia, Gallbladder Disorder, Pulmonary Embolism, Anxiety, Fear, Cholecystitis Acute, Pain, Anhedonia

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 04, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 24 years of age, was treated with Azithromycin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Azithromycin side effects: emotional distress, lobar pneumonia, gallbladder disorder, pulmonary embolism, anxiety, fear, cholecystitis acute, pain, anhedonia. Azithromycin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Naprosyn (Unk)
  • Compazine
  • Zithromax
  • Imitrex (Unk Unk, Prn)
  • Vicodin
  • Ibuprofen (advil) (Unk Unk, Prn)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Azithromycin.
Pain In Extremity, Pulmonary Embolism, Oedema Peripheral, Anxiety, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Emotional Distress

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 36-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk), which was started on Aug 07, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cheratussin Ac (Unk Unk, Bid)
  • Yaz (Unk)
When starting to take Azithromycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Anxiety
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Emotional Distress
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Azithromycin.
Chest Pain, Dyspnoea, Emotional Distress, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism Azithromycin side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 14, 2012. A Female , 41 years of age, weighting 229.3 lb, was treated with Azithromycin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Azithromycin dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Metronidazole (Unk)
  • Levaquin (Unk)
  • Cheratussin Ac (Unk)
  • Acyclovir (Unk)
  • Yaz
The patient was hospitalized.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Injury

This is a Azithromycin side effect report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Azithromycin (dosage:250 Mg,pak Tab, start time: Jun 01, 2007), combined with:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Janumet (50-1000 Tab)
  • Pravastatin (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Janumet (50/1000 Unk, Bid)
  • Lisinopril (5 Mg Daily)
  • Carbinoxamine Maleate (4 Mg Tab)
  • Pravastatin (20 Mg, Hs)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pain
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Injury
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Azithromycin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism.
Pulmonary Embolism, Abdominal Pain, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Infarction, Nausea, Chest Pain

A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: pneumonia,menstrual cycle management started Azithromycin treatment (dosage: Unk) on Apr 01, 2008. Soon after starting Azithromycin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary Infarction
  • Nausea
  • Chest Pain
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Yaz (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Azithromycin side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Pain, Depression, Pulmonary Embolism, Emotional Distress, Panic Disorder, Anxiety, Dyspnoea

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Azithromycin on Mar 27, 2012. After Azithromycin was administered, patient encountered several Azithromycin side effects: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pain, depression, pulmonary embolism, emotional distress, panic disorder, anxiety, dyspnoea Additional patient health information: Female , 22 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Azithromycin dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim (Unk)
  • Cephalexin (Unk)
  • Yasmin
  • Yaz
  • Nitrofurantoin (Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hcl (Unk)
  • Clindamycin (Unk)
  • Noroxin (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Emotional Distress, Pain

This report suggests a potential Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk) starting Feb 01, 2009. Soon after starting Azithromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Protonix
  • Yaz
  • Darvocet (Unk)
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Valium (Unk)
  • Naftin
  • Terbinafine Hcl
  • Naproxen
The patient was hospitalized. Although Azithromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Tachycardia, Dilatation Ventricular, Anxiety, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Embolism

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 06, 2012 by a Female taking Azithromycin (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 30 years of age, weighting 270.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Azithromycin side effects: tachycardia, dilatation ventricular, anxiety, dyspnoea, pulmonary embolism. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nasonex (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride
  • Yaz (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Allegra (Unk)
  • Antibiotics (Unk)
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Levaquin
The patient was hospitalized.
Injury, Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Emotional Distress

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 07, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Maxalt (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Lorazepam (1 Mg, Unk)
  • Atenolol (Unk)
  • Yaz
  • M.v.i. (Unk)
  • Cheratussin Ac (Unk)
  • Hydrocodone (Unk)
  • Albuterol (Unk)
When commencing Azithromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Injury
  • Pain
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Emotional Distress
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Depression, Cerebrovascular Accident, Injury, Anxiety, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Gallbladder Disorder, Pain

This is a Azithromycin side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Azithromycin (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk) starting May 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Effexor (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Ketorolac Tromethamine (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Clindamycin Phosphate (Unk)
  • Yaz (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Depression
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Injury
  • Anxiety
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gallbladder Disorder
  • Pain
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Azithromycin could cause Pulmonary Embolism and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pulmonary Embolism, Depression, Anxiety, Deep Vein Thrombosis

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Feb 03, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was treated with Azithromycin. Patient felt the following Azithromycin side effects: pulmonary embolism, depression, anxiety, deep vein thrombosis. Azithromycin dosage: As Needed.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydromorphone Hcl (Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Skelaxin (Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate (Unk)
  • Gabapentin (Unk)
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Azithromycin.

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Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism Causes and Reviews


A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause

  • Permanent damage to the affected lung
  • Low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen

If a clot is large, or if there are many clots, pulmonary embolism can cause death.

Half the people who have pulmonary embolism have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot include warmth, swelling, pain, tenderness and redness of the leg. The goal of treatment is to break up clots and help keep other clots from forming.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Azithromycin Pulmonary Embolism Reviews

Tue, 30 Apr 2013

Jewel.... I too have loss taste and smell. Have u regained yours?

Thu, 08 Mar 2012

I am female, 59, and have not been sick in 6 years. I got bronchitis for which the doctor prescribed Azithromycin. Within a day, I had severe panic attacks. I was very sick and wanted so much to rest but found I had to keep moving to keep the panic attacks at bay. I walked outdoors and my husband drove me around so I could have things to look at. TV frightened me, books frightened me, the internet frightened me. I have NEVER had a panic attack before. I was beyond amazed. This stuff is poison. I refused to take the 6th dose. Panic attacks lessened and stopped altogether on 7th day after I first took it.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012

After first dosage 3 days ago, I have not been able to sleep at night. That on top of the bad cold and upper respiratory infection I am so tired and cannot get well with this going on. I have 2 tabs left and will not take anymore. I have to get some rest as I work full time and have to be able to do my job.

Fri, 12 Oct 2012

Ive had the same issue. Ive seem to lost my sense of taste and smell altogether. Im confused as if it were the antibotic or just me being sick.Ive even lit 4 yenkee candle around the house to see what i could smell. And my nose is claer i can breathe trough it!

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

What's on your mind...i was put on Azithromycin on feb 21st my my family doctor.
i had an upper resporitory infection and on thursday nite i got cramps and had diaherra
and loose bowels and a very light color and felt bloated. i was on the 250mg then again today
it happened but i have been able to sleep good at nite so now i wait until it is out of my system i hope i don't have it anymore. other wise i feel good. today was my real good day yesterday was my last day and now i just weight until t-10days that it is out of my system i guess. could it cause bleeding?

Wed, 23 Sep 2009
what is the side effect of athromycin 500
Fri, 09 Oct 2009
the drug that i importaqnt was to strong.
Wed, 11 Mar 2009
I was diagnosed with brochitis and was prescribed Azithromycin in liquid form. Within 90 minutes of consuming my first dose yesterday, I was hit with very intense abdominal pain followed by horrible diarrhea,later compounded by some difficulty in breathing during the night. This morning I woke up to rashes on both upper arms and across my back. Won't be taking anymore of this stuff. Will stick with homeopathic remedies and see if it works.
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