Claribid OD 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Claribid 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Claribid Tablet

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Uses of Claribid Tablet

Claribid OD 500mg 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).
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Side effects of Claribid Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Claribid Tablet

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. Claribid OD 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Claribid OD 500mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Claribid Tablet works

Claribid od 500mg 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 Claribid Tablet

Expert advice for Claribid Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Claribid to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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 Claribid.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Claribid OD 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Claribid OD 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Claribid OD 500mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Claribid OD 500mg 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.
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Driving
Claribid OD 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Claribid OD 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in pati
ents with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Claribid OD 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Claribid OD 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Claribid OD 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Benipack 8mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Clarithromycin, 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Claribid 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Clarithromycin

Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Claribid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Claribid can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Claribid. azithromycin, etc.)
Claribid is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Claribid 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
Claribid 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, Claribid does not affect birth control.
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