Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Maclar Tablet SR
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR 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).
Maclar Tablet SR side effects
Common
  • Injection site pain
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Maclar Tablet SR
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. Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if you are experiencing stomach upset.
Avoid Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
How Maclar Tablet SR works
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR 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.
Maclar Tablet SR related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR 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
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Maclar Tablet SR?
If you miss a dose of Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR, 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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Expert Advice

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  • Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR 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 Maclar 500 mg Tablet SR.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Maclar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Sumisun
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Migsun
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Benikite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Catrisol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stacort
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Maclar

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 clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Q. Is Maclar safe?
Maclar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take Maclar for bacterial vaginosis, tooth infection, bladder infection, acne and cystitis?
Maclar can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Maclar. azithromycin, etc.)
Q. Is Maclar gluten free or contain sulfa?
Maclar is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Maclar 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 Maclar cause drowsiness, insomnia, or thrush?
Maclar 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 Maclar affect birth control?
When taken with birth control pills, Maclar does not affect birth control.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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