Review: could Clarithromycin cause Cardiotoxicity?


Cardiotoxicity is reported only by a few people who take Clarithromycin. We study 14,058 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 Clarithromycin 19,093 users)


Cardiotoxicity (damage to the heart muscle) has been reported by people with breast cancer, breast cancer metastatic, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, preventive health care, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 2,300 Cardiotoxicity patients).

On Sep, 30, 2016

14,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Cardiotoxicity

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Cardiotoxicity?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Cardiotoxicity *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Cardiotoxicity when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Depression (5 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Theophylline (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Paroxetine Hcl (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Antacid Tab (2 people, 40.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Myocardial Infarction (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Drug Interaction (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Coronary Artery Thrombosis (5 people, 100.00%)
  • Cardiomyopathy (4 people, 80.00%)
  • Cardiac Failure (3 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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