Insomnia effect of Clarithromycin

We have 344 consumer reports for Clarithromycin. Insomnia effect occurred in 12%.

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  1. Eugene L. Roden says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Difficulties swallowing; Pharyngitis

    After 3 days the neck was better, but the side effects ruined one. So I had in my big toe a gout attack of hitherto unimagined extent! and on the leg, the joints were inflamed and thick (knees on both sides, foot ankle on both sides, large toe ground joint with gout) and the leg was hot. Below the left eye, the connective tissue turned red and itched to 39 degrees with simultaneous continuous increase in body temperature. Sleeping was 2 nights not to think! The side effects are often indicated in the leaflet with !!! Who gives the approval for the approval of a small drug – or better asked, to whom the farma industry has pocketed the bags !!!

    Side effects: Itching; Insomnia
  2. Nan S. May says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for To cough

    Drug was fast, but many side effects: nausea, mega headache, about 2 hours after taking any bitter taste in the mouth, insomnia v.a. in the early morning, itching

  3. Stephan N. Bell says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Laryngitis

    Already on the second day of taking a light sleep disorder and mild anxiety. In addition, I suffered in the evening under loss of appetite. The following day after the sixth tablet (250mg), the side effects increased greatly. Fear of the death of close relatives and the transfer of foreign suffering to themselves occurred. Add to that an always dry throat and massive sleep disturbances, which gives me the time to write this review. Tomorrow I will go to my doctor and discuss with him these side effects. In any case, I will not take the drug anymore.

    Side effects: Anorexia; Anxiety states; Insomnia
  4. Carole W. Mizrahi says:
    3.5 rating

    I have already felt severe side effects after a short time. Muscle weakness, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, dizziness, tingling, restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. If I did not have to take the antibiotic, I would have discontinued it after just 2 days. I hope the effect is optimal, that it is well worth the effort.

  5. Annie D. Blanchette says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    After taking it for the second time, 2-3 hours after taking it, I got more pain in the thigh muscles and pain in the knee joints, similar to earlier growth pains. So I had to take painkillers to sleep. Added to this was insomnia and a kind of Aufdreheitheit ……. In addition, I had a changed hearing. That is, dishes clattering was ringing loud, etc. …. After consultation with the doctor, I discontinued the drug after 5 days.

    Side effects: Sensation disorders; Insomnia
  6. Christal R. White says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Sinusitis

    For the first time, it helped quite well and I was fine except for a little tired. But I had big problems sleeping at night, more than 3 hours were not there … I got a headache and I was But most annoying I find the noises in the ears-from whistling to rushing everything was there … I hope so much that it will go away again.I will not take it again 🙁

  7. Bettina M. Coley says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Lung infection; Bronchitis (acute)

    Visual disturbances (as if a lightbulb flickers up and down), loss of taste, loss of odor, complete drying out of all mucous membranes in the mouth, nose, eyes; No more saliva in the mouth while taking it – completely dry! Swelling in the throat, numbness – asleep – on arms and legs, total weakness, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia – 36 hours awake! Complete over-stimulation, over-twist, change in nature, metal taste in the mouth, taking it was like torture for me, since I did not dare to sell the drug, for fear of resistance. After the experiences I would not take it anymore. Presumably, I have suffered organ damage to the liver and bile. Am still not fully recovered after 2 months and feel constantly bad. Hopefully the damage is repairable. During the illness, I contacted the manufacturer and described the side effects. I was advised to take only the half of the remedy. After that, the complaints went back slightly, but came back. The remedy was then discontinued by my family doctor.

  8. Pearl C. Hawkins says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    good effectiveness, significant improvement after 2 to 3 days. However, insomnia, severe dizziness, anxiety, occasional stinging in the chest.

    Side effects: Breast pain; Insomnia; Dizziness
  9. Shelby A. Carter says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Respiratory infections

    I’ve got clarithromycin on a sore throat. The first day was okay; no side effects. Actually, I tolerate any kind of medication quite well but not this one; On the second day, insomnia and mild depressive moods set in. I have to say that I am an anxiety patient but do not take any psychotropic drugs! On the second day, I lay down for a midday nap and woke up through the worst nightmares. The dream was so real that I got really scared when I woke up again. In the evening I had mild anxiety. Today the same; I lay down for a nap. This time the dream seemed even more real. I do not know if I was actually awake in between, but it all happened somehow in half sleep. I wanted to get up and was paralyzed. Until I opened my eyes. Then I realized that I was dreaming, but fell back to sleep, where it was again very confused. When I finally got up, because I was really scared to fall asleep again and dream this nonsense, I was completely confused! Instead of going to the bathroom, I suddenly stood in the stairwell! I am then with my dog Gassi first, so I can handle again. Now it works again. I will NOT continue to take the tablets. Especially mentally unstable persons, I strongly advise against this drug!

  10. Irma T. Norton says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    Clarithromycin dura 250 mg: After the first tablet, my symptoms quickly improved. Starting on day 2, side effects such as insomnia, rapid heartbeat, panic attacks, depressive episodes, itching, dizziness, mild headache, dry mouth, eerie thirst began on day 3, followed by stomach cramps and infernal abdominal pain. However, all the side effects disappeared on the 4th day, except for the metallic taste that lasted the entire intake time. The last 3 days were no complaints. Conclusion: Unpleasant but sustainable side effects, I do not think antibiotics do the body really good but sometimes you just can not get around …

  11. Michael K. Bishop says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Tonsillitis

    Terrible druguntil now had NEVER side effects on anything, but with Clarithromycin I had everything that is in the package text! 🙁 worst stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, muscle twitching, body aches, joint pain, anxiety (suicidal thoughts), depression, dysphagia (have only taken 2x Clarithromycin and 72 hours can not sleep) terrible skin burning, red skin like after bad sunburn, fever, itching, cold / hot feeling, and so on ….

  12. Olga R. Litten says:
    4.5 rating

    I’ve still felt side effects so clearly: insomnia, tremors and nervousness, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, drowsiness. I strongly advise against this medication. In my case I would have – as I know by now – just as good Peniciln and the dose was very high. After four days, I realize that the side effects have affected me more than the actual illness. I am therefore very angry and unsettled.

  13. William J. Morgan says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Lung infection

    Have taken the drug Clarithromycin 500 due to a delayed pneumonia (7 days in the morning and evening each 1×500). At first only metallic taste and a bit churned. On days two and three then crass side effects have occurred, insomnia with total over-revulsion, hallucinations, severe chest pain left, permanent tachycardia, nosebleeds, stomach pain, diarrhea, so almost nothing is not on the list of side effects … have the drug then arbitrarily immediately discontinued and it took about 1 full day before the symptoms subsided (not completely disappeared). After consultation with my stressed doctor on clarithromycin an unusual reaction indicates an intolerance, stop immediately (I had already done so at that time). A year ago I took a combination antibiotic treatment for Heliobacter, including clarithromycin, which I had no side effects at the time. It was definitely borderline and the strong pressure in the left chest, the heart racing and the hallucinations, I also panic. Luckily, it stayed the same and the reaction is slowing down … nevertheless, I’m now warned about this drug / drug and extremely careful about antibiotics. As a short edge info, I am a vegetarian (so no meat / fish antibiotics, etc.), have a gluten intolerance and Hashimoto.

  14. Dorsey N. Harmon says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Tonsillitis

    Clarithromycin was directly associated with insomnia. I could not sleep for 4 days. While falling asleep I was overcome by a racing heart and I stood upright in bed. In addition, I had confused thoughts that were probably due to fever. Because of the insomnia, the drug was discontinued after 3 days. Only after another day I was able to sleep for the first time for 3-4 hours. Then I held Clinda-Saar, which I initially tolerated well. From the 3rd Day I had mild diarrhea, but the daily was. 5 days after discontinuation of the drug, the tongue turned bright yellow, showed some cracks and burned. This side effect is still going on.

  15. Susan T. Vines says:
    3.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    Immediately: Metallic taste; About 2 hours after taking the headache began, which remained more or less the whole time; severe pain when moving the eyeballs; from the second night (after the third dose): insomnia and about 6 hours after taking the tablet severe nausea that lasts about as long. In addition, extreme dry mouth and occasional muscle pain in the legs, so that I could no longer sit or lie down. The side effects are due to clarithromycin, as I have previously received and tolerated penicillin. I already took omeprazole one week before and did not experience any serious side effects (except bloating and muscle pain in the first few days). Since the side effects increased after each tablet intake and I was finally in a terrible condition, I stopped the therapy after the 4th dose. After about 3 days I was fine again.

  16. Gloria J. Gans says:
    3.5 rating

    Use in Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia trachomatis blurred vision, pressure in the eyes, anxiety, panic attacks, severe vegetative dystonia, burning in the spinal cord, feeling as if the whole nervous system is under 10,000 volts, precollapse attacks (possibly absence), pressure in the head, nightmares , Confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, severe fatigue, insomnia. The symptoms persist unchanged after more than 4 weeks after stopping antibiosis, sometimes more, sometimes less. Unfortunately, no improvement so far.