Drug Safety Information for ZAGAM (Sparfloxacin)

Adverse Drug Reactions for ZAGAM* (Sparfloxacin)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with ZAGAM
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Disease recurrence5
2Aspartate aminotransferase increased5
3Alanine aminotransferase increased5
4Hyperlipidaemia5
5Nausea5
6Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia4
7Hepatic function abnormal4
8Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased4
9Blood alkaline phosphatase increased4
10Drug ineffective4
11Cytomegalovirus chorioretinitis3
12Hiv wasting syndrome3
13Calculus urinary3
14Creatinine renal clearance decreased3
15Decreased appetite3
16Immune reconstitution syndrome3
17Dizziness3
18Vomiting3
19Blood electrolytes abnormal3
20Blood triglycerides increased2

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of ZAGAM " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking ZAGAM
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Mycobacterium avium complex infection27
2Pneumonia24
3Product used for unknown indication17
4Pseudomonas infection12
5Infection prophylaxis11
6Antibiotic therapy8
7Tuberculosis7
8Lepromatous leprosy4
9Prophylaxis3
10Rash pustular2

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for ZAGAM

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 213


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for ZAGAM

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 213*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Sparfloxacin (Zagam)

Charts are based on 213 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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