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Review: could Clarithromycin cause Bloodshot eyes?

Summary: Bloodshot eyes could be caused by Clarithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Cimetidine, and have Pneumonia.

We study 12,644 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Bloodshot eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Bloodshot eyes and more.

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Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin (latest outcomes from 13,196 users) has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Bloodshot eyes

Bloodshot eyes (bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels in the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen) (latest reports from 2,485 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 12,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 3 people (0.02%) have Bloodshot Eyes. They amount to 0.12% of all the 2,481 people who have Bloodshot Eyes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bloodshot eyes in Clarithromycin reports

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Bloodshot eyes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bloodshot eyes100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bloodshot eyes when taking Clarithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Bloodshot eyes0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Bloodshot eyes when taking Clarithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bloodshot eyes0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Bloodshot eyes when taking Clarithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bloodshot eyes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pneumonia (2 people, 66.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cimetidine (3 people, 100.00%)
  2. Minocycline hydrochloride (3 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I'm taking biaxin and neurontin and was wondering if these two together or one of them seperate is causing me to have my tongue feel like the skin has been scorched off. So when I drink soft drinks it makes my tongue feel like I'm actually drinking acid. I also have a bad taste in my mouth, as if I have been sucking on an aspirin. Augmenin made my mouth do this as well.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I'm taking biaxin and neurontin and was wondering if these two together or one of them seperate is causing me to have my tongue feel like the skin has been scorched off. So when I drink soft drinks it makes my tongue feel like I'm actually drinking acid. I also have a bad taste in my mouth, as if I have been sucking on an aspirin. Augmenin

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