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Common Zithromax Side Effects


The most commonly reported Zithromax side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Diarrhoea (134)
Nausea (100)
Dyspnoea (94)
Rash (93)
Vomiting (84)
Pyrexia (69)
Abdominal Pain (69)
Urticaria (62)
Malaise (60)
Pain (59)
Abdominal Pain Upper (58)
Hypersensitivity (57)
Pruritus (56)
Headache (53)
Dizziness (53)
Anosmia (53)
Chest Pain (45)
Fatigue (44)
Deafness (44)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (41)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Zithromax Side Effects Reported to FDA



Zithromax Side Effect Report#9701418
Infusion Related Reaction, Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Pruritus, Infusion Site Erythema
This is a report of a 69-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Infusion Related Reaction, Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Pruritus, Infusion Site Erythema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in male patients, resulting in Infusion Related Reaction side effect.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9690974
Arthritis
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Arthritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Zithromax (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: ArthritisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pepcid Complete (Unk)
  • Tylenol Arthritis (Unk)
Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthritis, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9690879
Nausea, Vomiting, Joint Stiffness, Pain In Jaw, Joint Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Neck Pain, Dystonia
This Nausea problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 15-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diarrhoea infectious. On
Nov 05, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: 500mg Q24h Ivpb ?11-5-13 0909, 11-6-13 0928 + 1245). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Joint Stiffness, Pain In Jaw, Joint Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Neck Pain, DystoniaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9688165
Sepsis, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Hepatitis Cholestatic
This Sepsis side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 18-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 27, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sepsis, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Hepatitis CholestaticThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax. The patient was hospitalized.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9686170
Nasal Congestion, Dyspnoea, Asthenia, Productive Cough
This is a report of a 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cough,nasal congestion,scleroderma,pulmonary hypertension, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: Unk, start time:
Mar 04, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nasal Congestion, Dyspnoea, Asthenia, Productive Cough after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in female patients, resulting in Nasal Congestion side effect.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9676470
Dyspnoea
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Dyspnoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Zithromax (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DyspnoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspnoea, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9669031
Menstrual Disorder, Vaginal Discharge, Abdominal Pain Lower
This Menstrual Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: sinusitis,contraception. On
Oct 12, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Plan B One-step (1.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Plan B One-step (1.5 Mg, 1x/day)
When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Menstrual Disorder, Vaginal Discharge, Abdominal Pain LowerAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Menstrual Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9660578
Agranulocytosis, Pneumonia, Pyrexia, Aphthous Stomatitis, Off Label Use
This Agranulocytosis side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 93-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: 250 Mg, Daily), which was initiated on
Jul 22, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Agranulocytosis, Pneumonia, Pyrexia, Aphthous Stomatitis, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax. The patient was hospitalized.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9657821
Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: sinusitis, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: 250 Mg, Unk, start time:
Oct 22, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in female patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9653455
Memory Impairment, Mental Status Changes
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Memory Impairment side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ear infection,sinusitis and used Zithromax (dosage: Take 2 Tabs First Day Once Daily) starting
Oct 14, 2013. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Memory Impairment, Mental Status ChangesAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Memory Impairment, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9629334
Anuria, Off Label Use, Pyrexia
This Anuria problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CN. A 3-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: upper respiratory tract infection,pyrexia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anuria, Off Label Use, PyrexiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anuria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9613383
Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia, Asthenia, Orthostatic Hypotension
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 80-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: lobar pneumonia.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: 250 Mg, 2x/week), which was initiated on 201305. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Orelox (200 Mg, 2x/day (for 10 Days Monthly))
  • Orelox (200 Mg, 2x/day(for 10 Days Monthly))
  • Orelox (200 Mg, 2x/day(for 10 Days Monthly))
  • Orelox (200 Mg, 2x/day (for 10 Days Monthly))
  • Imurel (50 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Aprovel (150 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Anafranil (10 Mg, 1x/day)
.After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia, Asthenia, Orthostatic HypotensionThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax. The patient was hospitalized.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9587680
Cardiac Arrest
This is a report of a 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) from TH, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cardiac Arrest after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in patients, resulting in Cardiac Arrest side effect.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9573756
Nausea, Constipation, Abdominal Pain Upper, Decreased Appetite, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Abdominal Discomfort, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Nausea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Zithromax (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nausea, Constipation, Abdominal Pain Upper, Decreased Appetite, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Abdominal Discomfort, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nausea, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9542769
Abdominal Discomfort
This Abdominal Discomfort problem was reported by a physician from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal DiscomfortAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Discomfort, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9531952
Salivary Hypersecretion
This Salivary Hypersecretion side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bronchitis,pyrexia.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: 500mg On Day 1 Followed By 250mg From Day 2 To Day 5, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Sep 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen (200 Mg, As Needed)
.After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Salivary HypersecretionThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9518062
Product Packaging Quantity Issue
This is a report of a 10-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: Bottle One: 12ml On First Day Followed By 6ml For Next Four Days, 1x/day, start time: 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Packaging Quantity Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Packaging Quantity Issue side effect.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9508121
Hallucination, Auditory
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Hallucination, Auditory side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Zithromax (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hallucination, AuditoryAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Rocephin (Unk)
Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hallucination, Auditory, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9471503
Bowel Movement Irregularity
This Bowel Movement Irregularity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lung infection. On
Aug 06, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: 500 Mg, A Day For The First Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Bowel Movement IrregularityAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Bowel Movement Irregularity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9455842
Hypersensitivity, Eye Inflammation
This Hypersensitivity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cough,ear disorder,dyspnoea,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on 201304. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypersensitivity, Eye InflammationThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9437622
Cellulitis, Atrioventricular Block, Chest Pain, Anxiety, Serotonin Syndrome, Hypertension, Personality Disorder, Mental Impairment, Oedema
This is a report of a 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cellulitis, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: Unk, start time: 2000), combined with:
  • Zyvox (500 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Ciprofloxacin (Unk, Single)
  • Doxycycline Monohydrate (Unk)
  • Sertraline Hcl (200 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Imipramine (100 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Desipramine (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cellulitis, Atrioventricular Block, Chest Pain, Anxiety, Serotonin Syndrome, Hypertension, Personality Disorder, Mental Impairment, Oedema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in female patients, resulting in Cellulitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9434955
Hepatic Enzyme Increased
This report suggests a potential Zithromax Hepatic Enzyme Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: viral infection and used Zithromax (dosage: 250 Mg, 2x/day) starting
Feb 14, 2010. After starting Zithromax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatic Enzyme IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Zithromax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatic Enzyme Increased, may still occur.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9417833
Meningioma
This Meningioma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: sinusitis,hypertension,depression. On NS this consumer started treatment with Zithromax (dosage: 500 Mg, As Needed). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Inspra (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Zoloft (50 Mg, Daily)
When using Zithromax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: MeningiomaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Meningioma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9400783
Tonic Convulsion
This Tonic Convulsion side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye infection toxoplasmal.The patient was prescribed Zithromax (drug dosage: 250 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Jun 02, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Malocide (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Dexafree (1 Df, 4x/day)
.After starting to take Zithromax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tonic ConvulsionThese side effects may potentially be related to Zithromax. The patient was hospitalized.
Zithromax Side Effect Report#9378359
This is a report of a 90-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from PH, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pneumonia, who was treated with Zithromax (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ceftriaxone (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zithromax treatment in male patients, resulting in Death side effect.


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The appearance of Zithromax on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Zithromax Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 90
Nausea 71
Rash 65
Dyspnoea 62
Vomiting 62
Abdominal Pain 50
Pain 46
Pruritus 43
Urticaria 42
Abdominal Pain Upper 40

What are common Zithromax Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 39
Nausea 29
Dyspnoea 28
Pyrexia 27
Rash 25
Stevens-johnson Syndrome 20
Abdominal Pain Upper 18
Vomiting 18
Abdominal Pain 17
Asthenia 17

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    Zithromax Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0069-0400
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameZithromax
    Nameazithromycin dihydrate
    Dosage FormINJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SOLUTION
    RouteINTRAVENOUS
    On market since19970130
    LabelerPfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)AZITHROMYCIN DIHYDRATE
    Strength(s)500
    Unit(s)mg/5mL
    Pharma ClassMacrolide Antimicrobial [EPC],Macrolides [Chemical/Ingredient]

    Zithromax Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1959

    Zithromax safety alerts: 2014

    Reported deaths: 117

    Reported hospitalizations: 687

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