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What are the side effects of trovafloxacin and azithromycin?

The most common side effects of trovafloxacin and azithromycin treatment are mild and may diminish as treatment progresses. These include mild diarrhea, a lightheaded or dizzy sensation, abdominal pain, nausea, headaches, vaginal discharge, and vaginal pain. Sun sensitivity can occur, but not commonly. While these side effects may not require a doctor's attention, some others should be discussed with your health-care provider immediately.

These include severe abdominal pain or tenderness, agitation and confusion, darker than usual urine, severe diarrhea, bloody stools, breathing difficulties, appetite reduction, swallowing problems, and an elevated temperature. Also see your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, calf and heel pain, accelerated heart rate, shakiness, tremors, shortness of breath, itching, red skin, skin rash, swelling, extreme fatigue, weakness, and yellowing of the eyes or skin.

It is important to realize that in rare cases, some side effects of this drug may not appear until weeks after you take the medicine. As with all medicines, there is the possibility of an allergic reaction to trovafloxacin or azithromycin. Get medical attention immediately by calling 911 if you experience severe allergy symptoms such as itching, hives, skin rash, swollen mouth or face, or problems  breathing.

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