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Review: could Clarithromycin cause Diabetes mellitus?

Summary: Diabetes mellitus could be caused by Clarithromycin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Norvir, and have Hiv infection.

We study 12,646 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus 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.

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) (latest reports from 383,751 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 12,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 88 people (0.70%) have Diabetes Mellitus. They amount to 0.02% of all the 381,135 people who have Diabetes Mellitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diabetes mellitus in Clarithromycin reports

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Diabetes mellitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diabetes mellitus22.58%38.71%0.00%22.58%12.90%3.23%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Diabetes mellitus35.79%64.21%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes mellitus0.00%0.00%0.00%3.12%10.94%35.94%15.62%34.38%

Severity of Diabetes mellitus when taking Clarithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diabetes mellitus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (37 people, 42.05%)
  2. Opportunistic infection prophylaxis (16 people, 18.18%)
  3. Schizophrenia (15 people, 17.05%)
  4. Depression (9 people, 10.23%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Norvir (27 people, 30.68%)
  2. Lamivudine (27 people, 30.68%)
  3. Abacavir sulfate (22 people, 25.00%)
  4. Prednisolone (21 people, 23.86%)
  5. Pentamidine isethionate (17 people, 19.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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