Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR

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₹37.11/Tablet XR
5 tablet xr in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Clarithro Tablet XR


Uses of Clarithro Tablet XR

Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR 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).

Side effects of Clarithro Tablet XR


Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.


How to use Clarithro Tablet XR

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

How Clarithro Tablet XR works

Clarithro 500mg tablet xr 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 Clarithro Tablet XR

Expert advice for Clarithro Tablet XR

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Clarithro immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with liver problems.
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Special precautions for Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR.
Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR 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.
Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR 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.
Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, t
ired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR should be used with caution in pat
ients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR is probably safe to use in patient
s with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Clarithro 500mg Tablet XR

Frequently asked questions for Clarithromycin

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

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