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A study for a 83 year old woman who takes Ethril 500 - from FDA reports

79 females aged 83 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 83 year old female patient who has Cramps - Muscle. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

79 females aged 83 (±5) who take Ethril 500 are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Ethril 500 for a 83-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 83
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Cramps - Muscle
  • Drugs taken:
    • Ethril 500 (erythromycin stearate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Breathing difficulty
  2. Choking sensation (feeling of obstruction in respiratory system)
  3. Palmar-plantar erythrodysaesthesia syndrome (hand-foot syndrome)
  4. Lip swelling
  5. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  6. Bradyphrenia (neurological term referring to the slowness of thought common to many disorders of the brain)
  7. Itching
  8. Drug abuse and dependence
  9. Cholestasis (a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum)
  10. Visual acuity reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Haemorrhagic anaemia (anaemia due to excessive bleeding)
  2. Muscle haemorrhage (bleeding in muscle)
  3. Extravasation (leakage of a fluid)
  4. Escherichia bacteraemia (presence of bacteria escherichia coli in the blood)
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Dizziness
  7. Fall
  8. Cardiac failure
  9. Peripheral nerve injury
  10. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Infection
  2. Sensory disturbance (sense disturbance)
  3. Fall
  4. Dizziness
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Peripheral nerve injury
  7. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Death
2 - 5 years:
5 - 10 years:
10+ years:
not specified:
  1. Hypokalemia (low potassium)
  2. Chest pain
  3. Craniocerebral injury (injury to cranium and brain)
  4. Weight decreased
  5. Product taste abnormal
  6. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  7. Drug administration error
  8. Dry mouth
  9. Death
  10. Asthma

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 10 people, 12.66%
  2. Pain : 8 people, 10.13%
  3. Constipation : 7 people, 8.86%
  4. Depression : 7 people, 8.86%
  5. High Blood Pressure : 7 people, 8.86%
  6. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 7 people, 8.86%
  7. High Blood Cholesterol : 4 people, 5.06%
  8. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 3 people, 3.80%
  9. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 3 people, 3.80%
  10. Dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids): 2 people, 2.53%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Amlodipine (8 people, 10.13%)
  2. Movicol (6 people, 7.59%)
  3. Cordarone (5 people, 6.33%)
  4. Xarelto (4 people, 5.06%)
  5. Lyrica (4 people, 5.06%)
  6. Eliquis (4 people, 5.06%)
  7. Celebrex (3 people, 3.80%)
  8. Paracetamol (3 people, 3.80%)
  9. Xalatan (3 people, 3.80%)
  10. Omeprazole (3 people, 3.80%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

You are not alone:

What are the drugs?

  • Ethril 500 has active ingredients of erythromycin stearate.

What are the conditions?

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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