Clarithromycin Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Taste Problems

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Throwing Up

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Pustular Eruptions On Skin
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bleeding
  • Blockage Of Normal Bile Flow
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Deficiency Of Granulocytes A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • DRESS Syndrome
  • Drowsiness
  • Dyskinesia
  • Extra Heartbeat
  • Feeling Weak
  • Giant Hives
  • Hallucination
  • Heart Ventricle Rhythm Problem
  • Hepatitis
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction
  • Increase In The Number Of Platelets In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Liver With Stoppage Of Bile Flow
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Lung Embolism
  • Muscle Problems
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve Function Blockage Affecting Normal Muscle Action
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Psychosis Caused By A Drug
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Seizures
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Unconscious
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades De Pointes
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Liver Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Behaving With Excessive Cheerfulness And Activity
  • Burning Stomach
  • Burping
  • Chills
  • Confused
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Discolored Tongue
  • Dizzy
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Infection Due To The Candida Fungus
  • Itching
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Loss Of One's Own Sense Of Reality Or Identity
  • Loss Of Taste
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nervous
  • No Sense Of Smell
  • Nosebleed
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Painful, Red Or Swollen Mouth
  • Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • Problems With Smell
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Shaking Extremities
  • Soreness Of The Rectal Area
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Tooth Discoloration

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