Medicine Overview of Klacid Injection
Klacid 500 mg Injection 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 Klacid are Injection site pain, Inflammation.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Klacid 500 mg Injection 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.
In Depth Information on Klacid Injection
- Klacid 500 mg Injection 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 Klacid 500 mg Injection.
Klacid Injection related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Klacid 500 mg Injection.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Klacid 500 mg 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.
Klacid 500 mg Injection 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.
Klacid 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Klacid 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Klacid 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Klacid 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Klacid 500 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Klacid 500 mg Injection, 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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Frequently asked questions about Klacid Injection
Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Klacid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Klacid can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Klacid. azithromycin, etc.)
Klacid is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Klacid 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
Klacid 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, Klacid does not affect birth control.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Klacid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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