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Side effects of Azivent?

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Dr. Mayank Bhargava

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Posted on Thu, 4 Oct 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi! What are the side effects of Azivent 500mg
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Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 35 minutes later
Hi AAAA
Thanks for posting your query.
Although azithromycin is safe medicine and associated with few side effects.
Most common side effects are gastrointestinal: diarrhea (5%), nausea (3%), abdominal pain (3%), and vomiting.
Nervousness, dermatologic reactions, and anaphylaxis, headache have been reported.
Pseudomembranous colitis (due to clostridium difficile bacteria) can occur during and up to several weeks after azithromycin therapy.
It interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
Patients have developed cholestatic hepatitis or delirium.
At times serious side effects may occur such as Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes , difficulty breathing or swallowing , wheezing , irregular heartbeat , abnormal swelling, hives, unexplained rash, itching, peeling of skin.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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