Erythromycin and Keloids - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Keloids is reported only by a few people who take Erythromycin.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Erythromycin and have Keloids. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,894 people who have side effects while taking Erythromycin from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 26, 2023

8,894 people reported to have side effects when taking Erythromycin.
Among them, 5 people (0.06%) have Keloids.

What is Erythromycin?

Erythromycin has active ingredients of erythromycin. It is often used in acne. eHealthMe is studying from 9,384 Erythromycin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Keloids?

Keloids (overgrown scars left from skin injuries) is found to be associated with 629 drugs and 446 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Erythromycin and Keloids reports submitted per year:

Could Erythromycin cause Keloids?

Gender of people who have Keloids when taking Erythromycin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Keloids when taking Erythromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 100 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Erythromycin *:

  1. Cleocin T: 5 people, 100.00%
  2. Accutane: 5 people, 100.00%
  3. Retin-A: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Minocin: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Benzamycin: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Benzaclin: 2 people, 40.00%

Common side effects people have besides Keloids *:

  1. Abdominal Strangulated Hernia (abdominal blood supply damaged hernia): 5 people, 100.00%
  2. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 5 people, 100.00%
  3. Drug Hypersensitivity: 5 people, 100.00%
  4. Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath): 5 people, 100.00%
  5. Multi-Organ Disorder (multiple organ disease): 5 people, 100.00%
  6. Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking): 5 people, 100.00%
  7. Episcleritis (acute inflammatory disorder of the episclera of eye): 5 people, 100.00%
  8. Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells): 5 people, 100.00%
  9. Jugular Vein Thrombosis (clot in jugular vein): 5 people, 100.00%
  10. Joint Pain: 5 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Acne Cystic (skin problems that cause pimples): 3 people, 60.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Erythromycin and have Keloids?

Check whether Keloids is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on erythromycin (the active ingredients of Erythromycin) and Erythromycin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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