Taste loss effect of Clarithromycin

We have 344 consumer reports for Clarithromycin. Taste loss effect occurred in 2%.

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Clarithromycin Circle Diagram 6 consumers of 344 reported about Taste 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. Nicholas J. Griffis says:
    4.5 rating

    I was prescribed this antibiotic because of the inflamed neck, gums, sinuses, and ears. I am now on the third of 7 days of ingestion. In contrast to other medicines, the parts taste very good, the first minutes after taking a pleasant vanilla taste, what more could you ask for? On the first day, I was slightly confused and restless, often had a bitter taste in my mouth, and diarrhea. Yesterday morning I woke up and since then I have a strong stomach ache and I hear my pulse (ffffh-ffffh-ffffh). Since then I hardly do anything to taste. In the afternoon I had a slight headache. I was still restless. Going to sleep, I then took because of the (really strong) abdominal pain a slight iboprofen, which you can allegedly without hesitation to take. After about 30 minutes, my running a little bit drooped and I fell asleep quickly. I had diarrhea again at night, and the stomach pains, headaches, the drawing pulse and the dizziness were all still there. Well, now, after all, my kisses run very well together, but the abdominal pain is really cruel. The symptoms that forced me to take it are now much better. In 4 days the thank God is over.

  3. 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
  4. Jo Z. Evans says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    Am a fear patient and take paracetamol for almost 8 years. However, I have had cold and bronchitis for 1.5 weeks. After the doctor’s visit I was prescribed clarithronycin with the dosage of 2 tablets daily. After the first day I had taste disorders, on the second day I got panic attacks, on the third day I had a completely inflamed palate and since the 4th day I have constantly panic attacks: constricted chest, cold in the heart area, pressure in the upper abdomen, sweating and tremors whole body. Must go back tomorrow to the doctor and hope that it really is only the side effects, because the pressure in the upper abdomen (the heart) is still holding. Now I’m scared again and my cold and bronchitis are still there.