Review: could Erythromycin cause Tachycardia?


Tachycardia is found among people who take Erythromycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Asthma . We study 7,521 people who have side effects while taking Erythromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 163 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 Erythromycin 7,818 users)


Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, arrhythmias, fatigue (latest reports from 88,692 Tachycardia patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

7,521 people reported to have side effects when taking Erythromycin.
Among them, 163 people (2.17%) have Tachycardia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Erythromycin cause Tachycardia?

Time on Erythromycin when people have Tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 90 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5 %

Gender of people who have Tachycardia when taking Erythromycin *:

  • female: 52.53 %
  • male: 47.47 %

Age of people who have Tachycardia when taking Erythromycin *:

  • 0-1: 5.71 %
  • 2-9: 2.14 %
  • 10-19: 5.71 %
  • 20-29: 5.71 %
  • 30-39: 10.71 %
  • 40-49: 6.43 %
  • 50-59: 12.86 %
  • 60+: 50.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (12 people)
  • Prostate Cancer Metastatic (9 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (9 people)
  • Bone Neoplasm Malignant (8 people)
  • Acne (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (35 people)
  • Digoxin (24 people)
  • Furosemide (22 people)
  • Lasix (21 people)
  • Zometa (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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