Clarithromycin-induced mania in a child.

Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Jun;47(6):402-4.


Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine Child Psychiatry, Erzurum, Turkey.


Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic widely used in children with respiratory infections. Mania is an extremely rare psychiatric side effect. A pediatric case of typical manic symptoms associated with clarithromycin-use and resembling those in adults is presented. It was notable that the patient had no genetic predisposition.

[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

1 Comment

  1. Most medicines that were created in laboratories are not natural moreover with side effects.It’s about time we should use natural substance …….Medical uses for marijuana

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