Azithromycin Packet Macrolide Antibiotics Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Skin Rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Head Pain
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina
  • Itching
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Muscle Paralysis Due To Blocked Nerve Function Called Neuromuscular Blockade
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Bronchospasm
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hives
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Discolored Tongue
  • A Distorted Sense Of Smell Called Parosmia
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Agitation
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Indigestion
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pain
  • Loose Stools
  • Low Energy
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Taste Impairment
  • Thrush

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