Smell loss effect of Clarithromycin

We have 344 consumer reports for Clarithromycin. Smell loss effect occurred in 1%.

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Clarithromycin Circle Diagram 4 consumers of 344 reported about Smell loss

  1. 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.

  2. William D. Sutton says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Respiratory infections

    Approximately 2 days after ingestion I completely lost the taste and smell. I have the pack aufgrbraucht to the end (7 days 2 times / day 250 mg). The bacterial infection of the respiratory tract was still not fully cured. Very disturbing, however, is the total loss of the sense of smell and taste even after discontinuation of the drug.

    Side effects: Smell loss; Taste loss