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Review: could Clarithromycin cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?

Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Clarithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Relenza, and have The flu.

We study 12,681 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 133 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 13,233 Clarithromycin users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,196 Hallucination patients)

On Feb, 20, 2015: 12,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin. Among them, 133 people (1.05%) have Hallucination.

Trend of Hallucination in Clarithromycin reports

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination96.23%3.77%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Clarithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination45.71%54.29%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Clarithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%16.67%16.67%5.56%9.52%11.90%7.94%31.75%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Clarithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Influenza (18 people, 13.53%)
  2. Rhinitis allergic (11 people, 8.27%)
  3. Sinusitis (11 people, 8.27%)
  4. Lower respiratory tract infection (8 people, 6.02%)
  5. Infection (8 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Relenza (17 people, 12.78%)
  2. Tamiflu (14 people, 10.53%)
  3. Amoxicillin (12 people, 9.02%)
  4. Zyrtec (11 people, 8.27%)
  5. Omeprazole (11 people, 8.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Funto on May, 15, 2014:

    16 hour drive. If the lights were on, all was fine, but if the lights were off and all there was the headlights, things would jump out of the shadows into the center vision. Robotic birds, women in brown cloaks, always rushing forward. there was screaming and ducking of the head the whole time and forgetting to be driving. Startled as if just waking up.

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