Review: could Erythromycin cause Increased Appetite?


Summary

Increased appetite is found among people who take Erythromycin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 7,679 people who have side effects while taking Erythromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Increased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased appetite and more.

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Erythromycin

Erythromycin has active ingredients of erythromycin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Erythromycin 7,996 users)

Increased Appetite

Increased appetite has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 14,596 Increased appetite patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

7,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Erythromycin.
Among them, 15 people (0.2%) have Increased Appetite


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Erythromycin cause Increased appetite?

Time on Erythromycin when people have Increased Appetite *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Increased Appetite when taking Erythromycin *:

  • female: 78.57 %
  • male: 21.43 %

Age of people who have Increased Appetite when taking Erythromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 36.36 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 9.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (2 people, 13.33%)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy (1 person, 6.67%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (1 person, 6.67%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (1 person, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Zantac (7 people, 46.67%)
  • Paxil (6 people, 40.00%)
  • Spironolactone (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Lithium Carbonate (3 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (10 people, 66.67%)
  • Depression (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Flat Affect (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (4 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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