Rhabdomyolysis following a short course of clarythromycin

Ana M Schor, Ann Hellerstein

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    A healthy 5-year-old girl developed myalgia and an elevated creatine kinase concentration after 4 days of normal doses of clarithromycin. Myalgias resolved and creatine kinase values returned to normal following discontinuation of clarithromycin. No other precipitating factors or interacting drugs were identified; hence, clarithromycin was suspected as the cause of the rhabdomyolysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)216-7
    Number of pages2
    JournalThe Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • adverse drug event
    • clarithromycin
    • pediatric
    • rhabdomyolysis


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