Unitrocin 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Unitrocin 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Unitrocin Tablet

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Uses of Unitrocin Tablet

Unitrocin 500mg Tablet 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).
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Side effects of Unitrocin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Unitrocin Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Unitrocin 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Unitrocin 500mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Unitrocin Tablet works

Unitrocin 500mg tablet 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 Unitrocin Tablet

Expert advice for Unitrocin Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Unitrocin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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 Unitrocin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Unitrocin 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Unitrocin 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unitrocin 500mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Unitrocin 500mg Tablet 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.
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Driving
Unitrocin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Unitrocin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Unitrocin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Unitrocin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients w
ith liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Unitrocin 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Benipack 8mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Clarithromycin, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Unitrocin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Clarithromycin

Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Unitrocin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Unitrocin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Unitrocin. azithromycin, etc.)
Unitrocin is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Unitrocin 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
Unitrocin 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, Unitrocin does not affect birth control.
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