Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin fights bacteria in your body. It 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.
Take Clarithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use it with glass of water, with or without food. Swallow it whole. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The recommended period of curing is 7-14 days or longer when treating stomach ulcer.
Avoid using the drug if you are allergy, have liver or kidney illness, mineral disbalance, heart illness or arrhythmias and also if you are pregnant.
Don't use if you have an allergic reaction to the antibiotics.
Possible side effect
Call your doctor at once if you have allergy, break heartbeat, belly pain, sickness, low fever.
Clarithromycin may cooperate with cisapride, pimozide, ergot medicines.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Call emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include sickness, retching or diarrhea.
Store your medicines at room temperature between between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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