Permanent Taste and Smell Disorders Induced by Clarithromycin: A Case Report


Sengeze N., YÜREKLİ V. A. , KOYUNCUOĞLU H. R. , Kirbas S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, cilt.21, ss.34-36, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tnd.13284
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-36

Özet

Clarithromycin belongs to a group of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Other antibiotics in this group include erythromycin, troleandomycin, roxithromycin, spiramycin and azithromycin. The most common use of antibiotics in this group are mild to moderate infections of skin, soft-tissues, mouth and respiratory tract, caused by gram-positive bacteria. This group of antibiotics are known to have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, hives, and other forms of skin rashes, drug-induced fever and anorexia when administered perorally.