Review: could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,593 people who take Clarithromycin. Among them, 326 have Fatigue. See who they are, when they have Fatigue and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Clarithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,398 users) has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Clarithromycin include fever, diarrhea, breathing difficulty, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,500,098 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 11,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 326 people (2.76%) have Fatigue.
Time on Clarithromycin when people have Fatigue * :
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Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin ** :
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How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pneumonia (28 people, 8.59%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 7.06%)
- Hiv infection (15 people, 4.60%)
- Sinusitis (14 people, 4.29%)
- Asthma (14 people, 4.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (59 people, 18.10%)
- Digoxin (42 people, 12.88%)
- Amoxicillin (40 people, 12.27%)
- Simvastatin (37 people, 11.35%)
- Furosemide (35 people, 10.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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GinaC on May, 25, 2012:
Female, aged 43. Had flu symptoms (sore, throat, night fever, slept for 36 hours) then had to get on with family life. A week and a half later still feeling unwell (bit spaced out, very tired, blocked nose and phlegm) so went to doctors. Prescribed Clarithromycin (twice a day for five days course). On the first day (two pills taken) still feeling tired but thought it just the flu still. On the second day (third pill) needed to slepp mid morning for an hour. On the third morning (5th pill) again needed to sleep for hour in morning. Feel shattered.
GinaC on May, 25, 2012:
Just need to add. I am currently swimming for charity so needed to "swim through" the flu. I would say this helped. I didn't feel tired whilst actually doing a mile swimming today and I felt better however, the tiredness creeps back in and I am in bed early, say 8-9pm.
GinaC on May, 25, 2012:
Just need to add. I am currently swimming for charity so needed to "swim through" the flu. I would say this helped. I didn't feel tired whilst actually doing a mile swimming today and I felt better however, the tiredness creeps back in and I am in bed early, say 8-9pm. Also I did feel bloated after swimming which is unusual as I had not eaten anything and had some gas.
From this study (3 years ago):
Compared to Oxycodone/Oxycontin alone, combined with Clarithromycin there was an improvement to the level of pain experienced. In addition there was also a slight increase in typical Oxycodone/Oxycontin side effects, such as mild fatigue.
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