Azithromycin vs Duac - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Azithromycin and Duac. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

48,111 people who take Azithromycin and Duac are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Azithromycin vs Duac drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Duac (benzoyl peroxide; clindamycin phosphate)
  • Azithromycin (azithromycin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Anxiety
  4. Pain
  5. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  6. Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  7. Rash
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Depression
  10. Injury
  1. Pain
  2. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Anxiety
  6. Vomiting
  7. Pyrexia (fever)
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Drug Ineffective
  10. Headache (pain in head)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Depression
  2. Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  3. Suicidal Ideation
  4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  5. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  6. Blood Cholesterol Increased
  7. Anxiety
  8. Emotional Distress
  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  10. Chapped Lips (cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin f lip)
  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Pain
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Suicide Attempt
  6. Aggression
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Suicidal Ideation
  9. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  10. Emotional Distress

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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