Could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


Summary

Fatigue is found among people who take Clarithromycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Lower respiratory tract infection . We study 18,210 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA. Among them, 624 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Clarithromycin 19,103 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,928 Fatigue patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

18,210 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 624 people (3.43%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 93.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.1 %
  • 10+ years: 1.66 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.58 %
  • 2-9: 1.74 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 7.92 %
  • 30-39: 14.48 %
  • 40-49: 18.53 %
  • 50-59: 13.32 %
  • 60+: 40.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (58 people, 9.29%)
  • Depression (34 people, 5.45%)
  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 5.29%)
  • Pneumonia (31 people, 4.97%)
  • Sinusitis (28 people, 4.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (51 people, 8.17%)
  • Aspirin (51 people, 8.17%)
  • Amoxicillin (50 people, 8.01%)
  • Simvastatin (46 people, 7.37%)
  • Omeprazole (42 people, 6.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (177 people, 28.37%)
  • Weakness (148 people, 23.72%)
  • Dizziness (137 people, 21.96%)
  • Diarrhea (127 people, 20.35%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (124 people, 19.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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