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Review: could Clarithromycin cause Cardiotoxicity?

Summary: Cardiotoxicity is reported only by a few people who take Clarithromycin.

We study 12,681 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Cardiotoxicity. Find out below who they are, when they have Cardiotoxicity and more.

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Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 13,233 Clarithromycin users)


Cardiotoxicity (damage to the heart muscle) has been reported by people with breast cancer, breast cancer metastatic, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 1,285 Cardiotoxicity patients)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 12,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Cardiotoxicity.

Trend of Cardiotoxicity in Clarithromycin reports

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Cardiotoxicity * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin * :


Age of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin * :


Severity of Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin ** :


How people recovered from Cardiotoxicity ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Lower respiratory tract infection (5 people, 100.00%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paroxetine hcl (5 people, 100.00%)
  2. Theophylline (5 people, 100.00%)
  3. Antacid tab (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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