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Review: could Clarithromycin cause Cardiotoxicity?

We study 12,664 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

Clarithromycin (latest outcomes from 13,215 users) has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Cardiotoxicity

Cardiotoxicity (damage to the heart muscle) (latest reports from 4,749 patients) has been reported by people with breast cancer, breast cancer metastatic, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 12,664 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Cardiotoxicity. They amount to 0.11% of all the 4,749 people who have Cardiotoxicity on eHealthMe.

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
Cardiotoxicity100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Cardiotoxicity100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cardiotoxicity0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Cardiotoxicity ** :

n/a

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • The pulsating is not in rhythm with my heartbeat. It is fast and random beats. It is not constant. It is worse at night and if laying on the couch watching tv. Putting pressure and massaging right behind the ear and on the neck seem to help temporarily but returns after removing pressure. This has been going on for three days. I have been on the antibiotics for 6 days.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Chest tightness and a episode of heart pounding out of chest

    Reply

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