Clozithro 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Clozithro Tablet
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Clozithro Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Clozithro 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. Clozithro 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Clozithro Tablet works
Clozithro 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.
Clozithro Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Clozithro 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Clozithro 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.
Driving
SAFE
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clozithro 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clozithro 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Clozithro Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Clozithro 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Clozithro 500 mg Tablet
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ATM 500mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

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  • Clozithro 500 mg Tablet 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 Clozithro 500 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clozithro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Glunase
MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glywin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec, Qutipin
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Clozithro

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Azithomycin and erythromycin are two different medications belonging to the same class and have similar use. Their use in different conditions may vary depending upon individual response
Q. Is azithromycin topical safe?
Azithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Clozithro used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Clozithro is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking Clozithro in these conditions.
Q. Is Clozithro safe?
Clozithro is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Clozithro an antibiotic?
Yes, Clozithro is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as macrolides. It can be used to treat bacterial sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia and many other if caused by micro-organisms sensitive to Clozithro. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Clozithro good for tonsillitis?
Clozithro can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over Clozithro for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is Clozithro banned?
No, Clozithro is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can Clozithro be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom which could be due to an underlying infection like bacterial, viral or fungal. Clozithro can be used for the treatment of bacterial infections only. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is Clozithro used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Clozithro is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is Clozithro good for acne?
Clozithro can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of Clozithro in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Clozithro with paracetamol?
Clozithro can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Clozithro with omeprazole?
Clozithro can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Clozithro with ibuprofen?
Clozithro can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Clozithro with esomeprazole?
Clozithro can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Clozithro with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between Clozithro and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take Clozithro and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does Clozithro treat a cough?
No, Clozithro cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Clozithro can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does Clozithro affect sperm?
Clozithro has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does Clozithro cause drowsiness?
No, Clozithro does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking Clozithro.
Q. Does Clozithro cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of Clozithro. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking Clozithro.
Q. Does Clozithro affect fertility?
Clozithro is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, Clozithro can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Clozithro would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking Clozithro or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for the flu?
No, Clozithro is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like Clozithro as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for a sinus infection?
Yes, Clozithro can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for yeast infection?
Clozithro is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for chlamydia?
Yes, Clozithro can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take Clozithro for tooth infection?
Clozithro can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Oct 2018.
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