Review: could Clarithromycin cause Diabetes Mellitus?


Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Clarithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Norvir, and have Hiv infection . We study 13,715 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 82 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more.

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Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in helicobacter infection. (latest outcomes from Clarithromycin 14,407 users)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, drug ineffective, cardiac failure congestive, stroke (latest reports from 141,088 Diabetes mellitus patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

13,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 82 people (0.6%) have Diabetes Mellitus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Diabetes mellitus?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Diabetes Mellitus *:

  • < 1 month: 23.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 39.51 %
  • male: 60.49 %

Age of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.79 %
  • 20-29: 3.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 33.93 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 39.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hiv Infection (26 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (9 people)
  • Opportunistic Infection Prophylaxis (9 people)
  • Depression (9 people)
  • Schizophrenia (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvir (17 people)
  • Lamivudine (16 people)
  • Pentamidine Isethionate (15 people)
  • Abacavir Sulfate (14 people)
  • Prednisolone (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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