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Clarigard (Clarithromycin)

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Buy Clarigard Clarithromycin), Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body. Clarithromycin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system. It is also used together with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. Clarithromycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Clarigard 250 Tablet (Clarithromycin 250mg)

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What is clarithromycin?

Uses

Clarithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, ears, sinuses and throat. It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by bacteria (Helicobacter pylori). 

How it works

Clarithromycin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Clarithromycin stops the production of protiens inside the bacteria thereby stopping bacterial growth.

Important information

You should not use this medicine if you have a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, a history of Long QT syndrome, if you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking clarithromycin, or if you have liver or kidney disease and are also taking colchicine. Many other drugs can interact with clarithromycin. There are certain medicines that can cause life-threatening drug interactions with clarithromycin, and should not be used at the same time. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using. Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Clarithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

How should I take clarithromycin?

Take clarithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. You may take the tablets and oral suspension (liquid) with or without food. Clarithromycin extended-release tablets (Biaxin XL) should be taken with food. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Clarithromycin is usually given for up to 7 to 14 days. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Clarithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Do not keep the oral liquid in a refrigerator. Throw away any liquid that has not been used within 14 days.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

What should I avoid while taking clarithromycin?

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Common side effects

inflammation of mouth and lips, indigestion, nausea, inflammation of stomach, impaired hearing, sensation of spinning or rotation, abnormal blood counts, vomiting, palpitation, muscle spasm, increased liver enzymes, stomach pain, abnormal liver function test, ringing in ears, constipation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abnormally increased sweating, hypersensitivity, dizziness, sleepiness, fever, anxiety, rash, uncontrolled shaking, weakness., gas, dry mouth, vaginal infection, headache, nervousness, Inability to sleep, itchy skin rash, fungal infections, altered taste sensation

Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to clarithromycin or any macrolide antibiotic (ex. azithromycin,).
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you develop severe or prolonged diarrhea during or after receiving clarithromycin.
  • If clarithromycin tablets make you feel dizzy, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Frequently asked questions

Clarithromycin

Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone.
 
Q. Is clarithromycin safe during pregnancy?
The use of clarithromycin is not recommended during pregnancy, but may be used if there is no alternative therapy and the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.
 
Q. Is clarithromycin safe?
Clarithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
 
Q. Can I take clarithromycin for bacterial vaginosis, tooth infection, bladder infection, acne and cystitis?
Clarithromycin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (clarithromycin, azithromycin, etc.).
 
Q. Can I take clarithromycin with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil?
Yes clarithromycin can be taken with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil. Always consult your physician before use.
 
Q. Can I take clarithromycin with milk, food?
Clarithromycin can be taken with milk, food or empty stomach. 
 
Q. Does clarithromycin cause drowsiness, insomnia, or thrush?
Clarithromycin does not cause drowsiness when taken as prescribed. But, it may cause insomnia (sleeplessness) and thrush (infection of mouth caused by candida fungus).
 
Q. Does clarithromycin affect birth control?
When taken with birth control pills, clarithromycin does not affect birth control.
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Equivalent Brand : Biaxin
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Strength : 250 mg, 500 mg