Clarithromycin 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.
Yes, the use of Clariglan can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Clariglan takes to work?
Usually, Clariglan starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Can I stop taking Clariglan when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Clariglan and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Can the use of Clariglan cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Clariglan will cause infertility in males or females.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.