Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using clarithromycin oral suspensions.
Indications and Usage
Clarithromycin is used to treat and manage certain bacterial infections.
It is also combined with other drugs to treat mycobacterial infections or stomach ulcers.
It is indicated in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections, upper respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure diseases, acute otitis media and other infections of bacterial origin.
Administration and Dosage
Use of clarithromycin oral suspensions during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking clarithromycin.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage.
Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 250mg/5ml taken twice a day.
The usual dose for children is 125mg/5ml taken twice per day depending on age and body weight.
Possible interactions with clarithromycin oral suspensions include colchicines, cholesterol drugs, HIV drugs, hepatitis C drugs, fungal drugs and other antibiotics like telithromycin.
Clarithromycin oral suspensions should not be taken with alcohol.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with clarithromycin oral suspensions.
Clarithromycin is contraindicated if:
- You have a history of hypersensitivity to macrolide antibiotics
- You are hypokalaemic
- You are taking other drugs without your doctor’s approval
- You have cardiac rhythm problems.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects.
Please call the emergency department if you suspect clarithromycin oral suspensions overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do not take clarithromycin if:
- You have a liver problem
- You have heart rhythm problems
- You have diarrhea
- You have coronary artery disease.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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