CLARITHROMYCIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • taste impairment
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • intense abdominal pain

    INFREQUENT side effects

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      • indigestion
      • difficulty sleeping
      • headache
      • gas

      RARE side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
      • decreased blood platelets
      • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
      • low levels of white blood cells
      • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
      • increased eosinophils in the blood
      • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
      • mental problems from taking the drug
      • a type of muscle paralysis due to blocked nerve function called neuromuscular blockade
      • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
      • a clot in the lung
      • rapid ventricular heartbeat
      • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
      • atrial fibrillation
      • complete stoppage of the heart
      • extra heartbeats
      • prolonged QT interval on EKG
      • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
      • bleeding
      • inflammation of the esophagus
      • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
      • acute liver failure
      • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
      • blockage of normal bile flow
      • acute inflammation of the pancreas
      • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
      • kidney failure
      • inflammation of the skin with blisters
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
      • hives
      • muscle spasm
      • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
      • drowsiness
      • unconsciousness
      • hallucinations
      • seizures
      • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
      • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
      • chest pain
      • abnormal liver function tests
      • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
      • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
      • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
      • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
      • generalized weakness
      • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
      • cellulitis
      • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
      • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
      • IgA vasculitis

      If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

      • confusion
      • ringing in the ears
      • hearing loss
      • asthma
      • discoloration of teeth
      • dry mouth
      • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
      • a painful, red or swollen tongue
      • a discolored tongue
      • gastroesophageal reflux disease
      • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
      • constipation
      • soreness of the rectal area
      • itching
      • acne
      • muscle weakness
      • muscle pain
      • sensation of spinning or whirling
      • dizziness
      • fever
      • low energy
      • excessive sweating
      • chills
      • muscle tremors
      • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
      • decreased appetite
      • nosebleed
      • heart throbbing or pounding
      • burping
      • abdominal bloating
      • nervousness
      • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
      • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
      • abnormal dreams
      • a loss of taste
      • no sense of smell
      • anxious feelings

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