Clarithromycin side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Clarithromycin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin. The review is based on 19,665 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Clarithromycin 20,583 users)

On Aug, 23, 2017

19,665 people who take Clarithromycin are studied.


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Clarithromycin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • vomiting
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • urticaria
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • tremor
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • rash
  • renal failure acute
  • tachycardia
1 - 6 months:
  • vomiting
  • sepsis
  • white blood cell count increased
  • paranoia
  • asthenia
  • convulsion
  • interstitial lung disease
  • sensation of heaviness
  • subdural haematoma
  • weight decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • vomiting
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • cardiac failure
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • drug eruption
  • malaise
  • mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • primary adrenal insufficiency
1 - 2 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • muscular weakness
  • liver disorder
  • urinary retention
  • hypoalbuminaemia
  • urine abnormality
  • hydrocephalus
  • melaena
  • neurogenic bladder
  • oedema peripheral
2 - 5 years:
  • subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • rash
  • respiratory failure
  • lymphadenopathy
  • meningitis cryptococcal
  • pancytopenia
  • blood amylase increased
  • deafness
  • decreased appetite
  • haematochezia
5 - 10 years:
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • cough
  • hypertriglyceridaemia
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • agranulocytosis
  • dyspnoea
  • renal insufficiency
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • abdominal pain
  • anhedonia
10+ years:
  • dyspepsia
  • drug resistance
  • gastrointestinal disorder
not specified:
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • weight decreased
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • rash
  • renal failure acute
  • white blood cell count increased
  • drug ineffective

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • tremor
  • urticaria
  • rash
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • thrombocytopenia
  • drug hypersensitivity
male:
  • vomiting
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • pyrexia
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • weight decreased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • renal failure acute
  • rash
  • white blood cell count increased
  • interstitial lung disease

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • vomiting
  • drug eruption
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • salivary hypersecretion
  • acute hepatic failure
  • ankyloglossia congenital
  • carnitine decreased
  • dizziness
  • multi-organ failure
2-9:
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • urticaria
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • viral infection
  • abnormal behaviour
  • rash
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • hallucination
  • renal failure
10-19:
  • vomiting
  • renal failure acute
  • tachycardia
  • abnormal behaviour
  • pyrexia
  • rash
  • nightmare
  • hepatitis fulminant
  • pruritus
  • psychotic disorder
20-29:
  • vomiting
  • agitation
  • vanishing bile duct syndrome
  • nausea
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • tremor
  • pyrexia
  • somnolence
  • urticaria
  • white blood cell count increased
30-39:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • tachycardia
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • nausea
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • psychotic disorder
  • tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • urticaria
  • angioedema
40-49:
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • tremor
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • weight decreased
  • urticaria
  • rash
  • weight increased
  • torsade de pointes
  • white blood cell count decreased
50-59:
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • white blood cell count increased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • renal failure acute
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • tremor
  • weight decreased
  • malaise
60+:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • vomiting
  • thrombocytopenia
  • renal failure acute
  • pyrexia
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • hypoglycaemia
  • weight decreased
  • rash
  • interstitial lung disease

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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