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KLACID 500MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 876 for 1 vial(s) (10 ML injection each)
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Composition for KLACID

Clarithromycin(500 mg)

food interaction for KLACID

alcohol interaction for KLACID

pregnancy interaction for KLACID

lactation interaction for KLACID

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alcohol
pregnancy
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Klacid 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Klacid 500mg injection with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
UNSAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Klacid 500mg injection.
SAFE
Klacid 500mg injection 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Klacid 500mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for KLACID

Clarithromycin(500 mg)

Uses

Klacid 500mg injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Klacid 500mg injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Blisters on skin, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Hoarseness of voice, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Chills, Fever

SUBSTITUTES for KLACID

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  • HOSPIMYCIN 500MG INJECTION
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    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 935/ML of injection
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  • CLARIWOK IV 500MG INJECTION
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    Rs. 947.41/injection
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  • CRIXAN 500 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1038.12/injection
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    Rs. 1038.12
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  • CLARIGLAN 500MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Gland Pharma Limited
    Rs. 785.71/ML of injection
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    Rs. 785.71
    pay 797% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for KLACID

  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to clarithromycin or any macrolide antibiotic (ex. azithromycin,).
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you develop severe or prolonged diarrhea during or after receiving clarithromycin.
  • If clarithromycin tablets make you feel dizzy, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Frequently asked questions for KLACID

Clarithromycin

Q.Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone

Q.Is clarithromycin safe?
Clarithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take clarithromycin for bacterial vaginosis, tooth infection, bladder infection, acne and cystitis?
Clarithromycin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (clarithromycin, azithromycin, etc.)

Q.Is clarithromycin gluten free or contain sulfa?
Clarithromycin is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Clarithromycin 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

Q.Does clarithromycin cause drowsiness, insomnia, or thrush?
Clarithromycin does not cause drowsiness when taken as prescribed. But, it may cause insomnia (sleeplessness) and thrush (infection of mouth caused by candida fungus)

Q.Does clarithromycin affect birth control?
When taken with birth control pills, clarithromycin does not affect birth control.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)