Medicine Overview of Clar Tablet
Clar 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Clar 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if you are experiencing stomach upset.
Avoid Clar 250mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Clar 250mg Tablet is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Clar Tablet
- Clar will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete.
Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Clar.
Clar Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Clar 250mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clar 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Clar 250mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Clar 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Clar 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clar 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Clar 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clar 250mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Clar 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Clar Tablet
Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Clar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Clar can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Clar. azithromycin, etc.)
Clar is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Clar is not a sulfa drug/does not contain sulpha
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
Clar does not cause drowsiness when taken as prescribed. But, it may cause insomnia (sleeplessness) and thrush (infection of mouth caused by candida fungus)
When taken with birth control pills, Clar does not affect birth control.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Clar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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