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Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
8/14/2014 10:44:25 AM

Reviewer: Amalie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on the meds for 4 days for a bad cough. I still have the cough. The meds were very hard on my body. Vaginal rawness, constipation, then hemorrhoids. I've been suffering from the meds for weeks now. I wish I hadn't taken them.

Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
6/7/2013 7:07:46 PM

Reviewer: Ms S, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Prescribed 500mg twice daily for seven days. Flu symptoms improved, only min or chest infection evident. However, side effects unpleasant; constant bitter taste; ulceration of gums; most worryingly ringing in ears consistent with tinnitus (listed as rare side effect - less severe). Completed course of clarithromycin two days ago and trust tinnitus symptoms will dissipate, otherwise this side effec ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
4/8/2013 10:37:50 PM

Reviewer: dt, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Works effectively for sinus infections and the related ear/throat inflamations.

Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
2/1/2013 4:13:26 AM

Reviewer: 20130131, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
500mg twice a day. I lasted 3 days then had to stop (I haven't told my doctor). At first, I thought it was the symptoms of the infection. However, I realized that on day two the terrible side-effects were occurring shortly after taking the pill. Side effects: Day 1: Ringing in Ear, Sensation of trembling, Pressure inside skull / headache, anxiety and panic. I can't function at all ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
4/6/2012 12:10:14 AM

Reviewer: Athaclena42, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This cleared up my sinus infection, but with terrible side effects. I experienced anxiety, depression, vivid nightmares, and one auditory hallucination. I also experienced extreme irritability. I was unable to finish the whole course due to the side effects, but my infection was cleared by then. I will not take this medication again.

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