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Review: could Erythromycin cause Tachycardia?

Summary: Tachycardia is found among people who take Erythromycin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Accutane, and have Acne cystic.

We study 1,434 people who have side effects while taking Erythromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Tachycardia and more.

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Erythromycin has active ingredients of erythromycin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 1,725 Erythromycin users)


Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 47,869 Tachycardia patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 1,434 people reported to have side effects when taking Erythromycin. Among them, 25 people (1.74%) have Tachycardia.

Trend of Tachycardia in Erythromycin reports

Time on Erythromycin when people have Tachycardia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Tachycardia when taking Erythromycin * :


Age of people who have Tachycardia when taking Erythromycin * :


Severity of Tachycardia when taking Erythromycin ** :


How people recovered from Tachycardia ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne cystic (5 people, 20.00%)
  2. Acne (4 people, 16.00%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 16.00%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 12.00%)
  5. Sedation (2 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (9 people, 36.00%)
  2. Cleocin t (9 people, 36.00%)
  3. Ceftriaxone (4 people, 16.00%)
  4. Benzaclin (4 people, 16.00%)
  5. Minocin (4 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does erythromycin cause pain in ribs ?! (1 answer)

    i have been taking erythromycin for two days now this is my second day , i have an ear and throat infection after taking the medication i had a terrible headache my throat pain is a bit better though i can feel that but i woke up this morning and i feel pain in my ribs when i take a deep breath and when i move that normal ??? i'm realy scared its only my second day and i have to take it for 10 days and its a 500 mg tablet 3 tablets a day .. should i stop it or is it just its normal side effects ?? please help me .
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