Medicine Overview of Maclar Tablet DT
Maclar Tablet DT 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).
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Maclar Tablet DT 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 Tablet DT with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Maclar Tablet DT is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Maclar Tablet DT
- Maclar Tablet DT 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 Tablet DT.
Maclar Tablet DT related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Maclar Tablet DT.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maclar Tablet DT 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.
Maclar Tablet DT 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.
Maclar Tablet DT may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Maclar Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Maclar Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Maclar Tablet DT is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Maclar Tablet DT may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Maclar Tablet DT, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Maclar Tablet DT
Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Maclar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Maclar can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Maclar. azithromycin, etc.)
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
Maclar 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, Maclar does not affect birth control.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
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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