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, vol.21, no.1, pp.34-36, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.13284
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-36
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.