My daughter is 18 and has sinus problems and is taking clarithromycin
Clarithromycin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to clarithromycin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeats, shortness of breath, fainting;
diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms, new or worsening cough;
skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
problems with your hearing;
signs of a kidney problem--little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Older adults may be more likely to have heart rhythm side effects, including a life-threatening fast heart rate.
Clarithromycin may also cause severe liver symptoms. Stop taking clarithromycin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these liver symptoms:
itching, tired feeling;
nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite;
dark urine, clay colored stools; or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common clarithromycin side effects may include:
stomach pain, indigestion, gas;
vomiting, mild diarrhea;
unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth;
headache, sleep problems (insomnia);
mild itching or rash; or
vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
I suggest you take your daughter to the ER just in case, better safe than sorry.
- Clarithromycin Information for Consumers
- Clarithromycin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clarithromycin (detailed)
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