Maclar Suspension

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Maclar Suspension is an antibiotic medication. It is given to children to treat a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ear, throat, teeth, lungs, heart, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. It also helps treat bacterial infections that can occur in children with HIV due to their weak immune systems.

Maclar Suspension should be given by mouth with or without food. It is usually given two times a day, preferably in the morning and evening. Since, the medicine dose depends on the type of infection, its severity, and your child’s age and body weight, make sure to stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose.

This medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and taste change. These should subside within a few days of starting the medicine. But, in case these effects fail to improve or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform your child’s doctor about any previous history of allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Knowing the child’s medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Maclar Suspension in Children

Benefits of Maclar Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

In bacterial infections, there is a rapid multiplication of harmful strains of bacteria inside the body that may make your child sick. Maclar Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that treats bacterial infections by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing bacteria and stopping it from multiplying.

$ame has been found effective in treating a wide range of bacterial infections such as otitis media (ear infection), bronchitis (infection of the bronchioles), pneumonia (lung infection), tuberculosis, dental abscess (tooth infection), endocarditis (infection of the heart), and cellulitis (skin infection). It also helps eradicate the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcer disease in children. Your child should start to get better within 2 or 3 days of taking the medicine. Complete the whole course of the medicine that has been prescribed. Do not stop early.

Side effects of Maclar Suspension in Children

Maclar Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Maclar

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash

How can I give Maclar Suspension to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Maclar Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Maclar Suspension with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Maclar Suspension works

Maclar Suspension is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the bacteria from utilizing proteins that are necessary for the bacteria to survive and perform important functions. By doing so, it stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Maclar Suspension is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Maclar Suspension is recommended.
Maclar Suspension is usually considered safe to use in children with mild to moderate kidney impairment. However, in cases of severe kidney disease, dose modifications may be needed
Liver
CAUTION
Maclar Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maclar Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Maclar Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Just make sure that the next scheduled dose is at least 12 hours away.

Alternate Brands

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Maclar Suspension
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Bioclar 125mg Suspension
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Quick Tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of this medicine. Stopping the medicine without completing the dose can bring back the infection or make the bacteria resistant.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Do not give Maclar Suspension to your child for cold & flu until and unless advised by the doctor. Antibiotics are antibacterial medicines and do not work for symptoms caused due to viral infections.
  • Only give Maclar Suspension to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop the medicine and contact the doctor immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties soon after the intake.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

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
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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
sir i was having continuous coughing , doctor prescribed me , maclar 500mg 2 times a day tossex syrup winolap 5 one a day rablet20 one a day,coughing has started again,can i continue the above ir i was having continuous coughing , doctor prescribed me , maclar 500mg 2 times a day tossex syrup winolap 5 one a day rablet20 one a day,coughing has started again,can i continue the above
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Your symptoms need to be assessed in clinic to diagnose the condition. after that relevant prescription can be given
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FAQs

Q. In what dose should I give Maclar Suspension to my child?

The dose of Maclar Suspension will be prescribed depending upon the kind of infection, its severity, and your child’s age and body weight. Hence, altering it by yourself may cause side effects or make Maclar Suspension ineffective. In fact, if you give the medicine in the prescribed dose, time, and way, your child may start showing improvement after a few regular doses. But, make sure to complete the full course without stopping the medicine abruptly as doing so may make your child sick again. Also, the remaining bacteria might become resistant to the Maclar Suspension. Thus, following the prescribed treatment course is important and stressed upon for every medicine.

Q. What if I give an overdose of Maclar Suspension by mistake?

Maclar Suspension is unlikely to cause any harm if an extra dose is given by mistake. But, it is important to be careful because overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition. So, if you think you have given too much of Maclar Suspension to your child, it will be wise to speak to a doctor immediately.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Maclar Suspension?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include abnormal heart conduction (QT prolongation), allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections (superinfections). Get in touch with your child’s doctor if he/she develops any of these symptoms.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Maclar Suspension?

Maclar Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Maclar Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Maclar Suspension ?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which all lab tests should my child undergo while taking Maclar Suspension on a long term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests, liver function tests, and baseline ECG on a periodic basis to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. Can Maclar Suspension affect my child’s digestion?

Since children have a sensitive stomach, they may develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. Moreover, taking antibiotics may kill off the good bacteria present in the digestive system along with the bad ones, increasing your child’s risk of developing stomach problems. So, in case your child is having diarrhea while on Maclar Suspension, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. My child is suffering from a muscle weakness disorder. Is it safe to give Maclar Suspension?

Use Maclar Suspension with caution in children with neuromuscular disorders like Myasthenia gravis as it may cause exacerbation of symptoms and even onset of some new symptoms.

Q. How can the bacteria develop resistance against Maclar Suspension?

Using Maclar Suspension when your child does not need it will give the bacteria an opportunity to adapt to the medicine and develop ways to escape the medicine’s effects. This will make the medicine ineffective when your child actually needs it. Usually, when this happens, people say that the child has become resistant to the antibiotic, but in reality, it is the opposite. It is actually the bacteria that have become resistant to the treatment.

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
Country of Origin: India

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