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 Amoxicillin, and have Lower respiratory tract infection . We study 14,061 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA. Among them, 442 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 19,097 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 359,674 Fatigue patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

14,061 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 442 people (3.14%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Fatigue?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 88.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.71 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 58.1 %
  • male: 41.9 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.26 %
  • 2-9: 2.37 %
  • 10-19: 2.89 %
  • 20-29: 6.84 %
  • 30-39: 11.84 %
  • 40-49: 21.58 %
  • 50-59: 15.0 %
  • 60+: 39.21 %

Severity of Fatigue **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (51 people, 11.54%)
  • Aspirin (51 people, 11.54%)
  • Amoxicillin (51 people, 11.54%)
  • Simvastatin (46 people, 10.41%)
  • Omeprazole (41 people, 9.28%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (37 people, 8.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 6.33%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (128 people, 28.96%)
  • Dizziness (93 people, 21.04%)
  • Weakness (85 people, 19.23%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (84 people, 19.00%)
  • Diarrhea (71 people, 16.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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