Review: could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue?


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 Amoxicillin, and have Lower respiratory tract infection . We study 14,057 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 440 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 helicobacter infection. (latest outcomes from Clarithromycin 18,542 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 346,063 Fatigue patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

14,057 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 440 people (3.13%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 87.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.87 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.87 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.74 %
  • 10+ years: 2.61 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 57.91 %
  • male: 42.09 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.26 %
  • 2-9: 2.38 %
  • 10-19: 2.91 %
  • 20-29: 6.88 %
  • 30-39: 11.9 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 15.08 %
  • 60+: 39.15 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 25.0 %
  • severe: 62.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (36 people, 8.18%)
  • Pneumonia (27 people, 6.14%)
  • Hypertension (26 people, 5.91%)
  • Sinusitis (23 people, 5.23%)
  • Pain (18 people, 4.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (51 people, 11.59%)
  • Aspirin (51 people, 11.59%)
  • Amoxicillin (51 people, 11.59%)
  • Simvastatin (45 people, 10.23%)
  • Omeprazole (40 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (128 people, 29.09%)
  • Dizziness (89 people, 20.23%)
  • Dyspnoea (83 people, 18.86%)
  • Asthenia (73 people, 16.59%)
  • Diarrhoea (69 people, 15.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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