Urclar 500mg Tablet SR

Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Urclar 500mg Tablet SR

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₹51.63/Tablet SR
4 tablet sr in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Urclar Tablet SR


Uses of Urclar Tablet SR

Urclar 500mg 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).

Side effects of Urclar Tablet SR


Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.


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

How Urclar Tablet SR works

Urclar 500mg tablet sr 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 Urclar Tablet SR

Expert advice for Urclar Tablet SR

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Urclar immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with liver problems.
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Special precautions for Urclar 500mg Tablet SR
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Urclar 500mg Tablet SR.
Urclar 500mg 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.
Urclar 500mg 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.
Urclar 500mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Urclar 500mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Urclar 500mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Urclar 500mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients w
ith liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Urclar 500mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Betsone 0.5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Urclar 500mg Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions for Clarithromycin

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

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