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. Clarbact 500 mg 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 Clarbact 500 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Clarbact 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Clarbact 500 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clarbact 500 mg 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.
Clarbact 500 mg 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.
Clarbact 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Clarbact 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clarbact 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Clarbact 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clarbact 500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Clarbact 500 mg 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.