Review: could Clarithromycin cause Hallucination?


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 Amoxicillin, and have Sinusitis . We study 13,715 people who have side effects while taking Clarithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 161 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Clarithromycin has active ingredients of clarithromycin. It is often used in helicobacter infection. (latest outcomes from Clarithromycin 14,722 users)


Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, agitation, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 27,903 Hallucination patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

13,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Clarithromycin.
Among them, 161 people (1.17%) have Hallucination

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clarithromycin cause Hallucination?

Time on Clarithromycin when people have Hallucination *:

  • < 1 month: 97.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Clarithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 10.07 %
  • 10-19: 13.42 %
  • 20-29: 6.04 %
  • 30-39: 10.74 %
  • 40-49: 19.46 %
  • 50-59: 6.71 %
  • 60+: 32.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (19 people)
  • Influenza (17 people)
  • Pneumonia (15 people)
  • Helicobacter Infection (13 people)
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amoxicillin (18 people)
  • Relenza (16 people)
  • Nexium (14 people)
  • Tamiflu (13 people)
  • Omeprazole (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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