Smell and taste effect of Clarithromycin

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

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Clarithromycin Circle Diagram 3 consumers of 344 reported about Smell and taste

  1. Eric A. Westbrooks says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    I got bronchitis in March and got prescribed this medicine by the doctor. Gradually, I have completely lost my sense of smell, my skin has become dust-dry and my sense of taste is gone, I just taste more of a metallic taste all the time. My noses and oral mucous membranes have completely dried up! Today was at my family doctor (10.4) and have told him that, but he hardly wanted to hear anything of all this. Just got a referral to the ENT doctor and x-ray. I am fully aware that this drug is the cause of these complaints – clarithromycin 500mg fim tablets! My question now is if anyone knows how to get rid of these side effects of this drugI would absolutely NOT recommend this medication because these side effects are unreasonable and I do not know how long they will last! If somebody knows or knows something, then please ask for help, because the poor people only want to make their money with it anyway!

    Side effects: Smell and taste; Metal taste
  2. Yolonda L. Ortez says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Whooping cough

    Already after the first intake I noticed a very unpleasant bitter taste in the mouth. Two days later, I lose my sense of taste and smell. After consultation with an internist, I stopped taking it. By that time, I had already taken 12 tablets. This is now 1 1/2 weeks ago and I still taste and smell nothing. The wife of the doctor who treated her made the same experience with clarithromycin. The loss of the sense of smell has lasted for 3 years.

    Side effects: Smell and taste
  3. Ruby V. Sung says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Flu

    I got heart racing immediately. Could not sleep. Was totally restless. Itchiness. My tongue turned brown-black, smell and taste are disturbed. For me, the drug was unacceptable, so I dropped it off immediately.