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Clarithromycin

Popular Brands: : Clarithromycin, Biaxin, Biaxin Xl, Klaricid Iv, Klaricid Xl
Official FDA Reports68,990
Social Media Events7,958
Total Posts3,208
Avg. Review Score2.59/ 5

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The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Clarithromycin Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Clarithromycin

Dysgeusia

Side Effects: Horrible upset stomach and extremely bitter taste in the mouth.

Cleared up the sinus infection quickly, felt effects almost immediately (less pressure, less pain, less p...


Source: Biaxin (Clarithromycin)

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Dyspepsia

Side Effects: Horrible upset stomach and extremely bitter taste in the mouth.

Cleared up the sinus infection quickly, felt effects almost immediately (less pressure, less pain, less p...


Source: Biaxin (Clarithromycin)

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Back Pain

Side Effects: Some back pain , some nauseau.

The antibiotic may have destroyed bacteria causing my sinus infection. But it may also have been caused by a virus, so its hard to say. ”


Source: Biaxin (Clarithromycin)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dysgeusia, Nasal odour, Sleep disorder, Abnormal dreams, Disturbance in attention

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Posted By ann on October 6, 2017 @ 10:09 pm

processing mass shooting 5 days ago, been on abx for 2 days. can't tell if lack of sleep and very vivid dream is from antibiotics or sress. need to wait it out and report any more or continuing symptoms. so far, getting better w/sickness

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings

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Posted By Martha on September 27, 2017 @ 7:01 pm

This stuff is vicious. From about the second day on it, I became more and more depressed and anxious; by the end of treatment, I was fairly near terrified for hours at a time, and weeping with depression a lot of the time. THAT'S NOT ME. And I had no idea what was causing it, because i didn't read the side-effects warnings. (I mean, antibiotic, right? Other than a yeast infection or an allergy or making you kind of tired, what can it do to to you?) That made it scarier. Soon after finishing treatment, I was normal again. I will never take this drug again unless it's the one and only option.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nightmare

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Posted By Taryn on September 22, 2017 @ 8:32 am

On day 3 for me the nightmares started. I have always had vivid dreams but these are the most horrific nightmares I've ever had... they woke me up during the night and when I fell back asleep I would have another one. As for the treatment of my sinus infection they worked great.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vision blurred, Hearing disability

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Posted By tamer on August 16, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Pain, Nightmare, Anxiety, Walking disability, Drug ineffective, Respiration abnormal, Product taste abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... nightmares I ever had. Then you wake up with the most horrible taste in your mouth. And if you suffer from anxiety, this medication will make it 1000x worse.And the lower back pain hurt so much I coul...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chest discomfort, Pain, Crying, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: The pain my stomach is unbearable, I have chest discomfort, severe anxiety, unable to produce tears. I want to cry in bed all day I had to call out of work because of this. I'm on my th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Adverse event, Heart rate increased, Muscular weakness, Retching, Abdominal discomfort, Vomiting

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: 2 hours after taking the first dose unbearable stomach pain vomiting and dry heaves the whole entire night weak ankles and rapid heartbeat horriible metallic taste I'm my mouth that is ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Loss of consciousness, Hypoaesthesia, Discomfort, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: After only one pill in 2004, I was on the floor in the bathroom within 2 hours. I was in and out of consciousness and was sick from both ends. I passed out at some point and woke up sti...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Deafness

Posted By urnman in fdb.rxlist.com on July 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I only took two pills and after the second dose, I lost my hearing completely in one ear. I call my doctor and was told to stop taking it and I did. I now have permanent hearing loss in both ears and ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Headache, Accidental poisoning, Confusional state, Depression, Insomnia, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Insomnia, mental confusion, lower back pain(muscular), depression, acidic stomach, mild headache. It helped a lot reading the truth about this drug here. The only thing that I found w...


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