Common name: Clarithromycin - Oral
The total trade name (s): Biaksin
Clarithromycin is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. This drug is used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers. It can also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria but antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is not effective for treating viral infections (eg, common cold, flu). Excessive use or misuse of any antibiotic can reduce their effectiveness.
how to use
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, just like your doctor, usually every 12 hours. If it violates your stomach, you take it with food or leche.Los antibiotics are more effective when its concentration in the body is maintained at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember to take it at the same time each day.The dosage and duration of treatment depends on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, dosing is based on weight and corporal.Si taking this medication to treat an infection, continue to take it as long as the proposed number is not finished, even if symptoms disappear. Stopping early can lead to recurrence of infection. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or empeora.Si taking this medicine to prevent certain bacterial infections, take it exactly as your doctor right away. Do not stop taking this medication without approval of your doctor. Tell your doctor if you notice any signs of infection such as fever or night sweats.
Before taking clarithromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, other macrolides such as erythromycin, azithromycin, or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Ask your pharmacist for more Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, including: liver disease (including liver problems using clarithromycin above), kidney disease, certain muscular diseases (myasthenia gravis) .Clarithromycin can cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). Rarely, prolongation of the QT interval can lead to serious fast / irregular heartbeat (rarely fatal), and other symptoms (eg, severe dizziness, fainting) that require immediate medical attention urgencia.El risk of QT interval prolongation may increase if you have certain medical conditions or take other medicines that can cause prolongation of the interval QT. Before using clarithromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking, and if any of these conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heart rate, QT prolongation on the ECG), family history of certain heart problems ( QT prolongation on the ECG, sudden cardiac death) .Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase the risk of QT prolongation. The risk may be greater if you use certain medications (eg, diuretics) or if you have certain medical conditions, such as severe sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about the safe use of clarithromycin claritromicina.La can reduce the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine). Thus, the use of these drugs have immunizations / vaccinations without the consent of his doctor.Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products coctails) .The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially hearing loss and QT prolongation (see above) .In pregnancy, this drug only when clearly needed Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of drugs fall in breast milk. Check with your doctor before you begin breastfeeding.
interactions with other drugs
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase the risk of serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including drugs, prescription, sold over the counter medications and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, you stop, or change the dosage of any medicine without doctor approval.A product that can interact with this drug is: clindamicina.Además clarithromycin, many other medicines can affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation) including, among others , amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine and sotalol.Otros medications can affect the removal of clarithromycin from your body, which may affect clarithromycin. Some examples Rifamycins (such as rifabutin), efavirenz and clarithromycin nevirapina.La can slow down the removal of other drugs from your body included, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include apiksaban, colchicine, digoxin, some drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction / pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), some statins (eg, lovastatin simvastatin), tamsulosin , tolvaptan, ticagrelor.Aunque most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal contraceptives such as the pill, patch or ring, some antibiotics (eg, rifampicin, rifabutin) can reduce their effectiveness. This can lead to pregnancy. If you use hormonal contraceptives, contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
It can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches and changes in taste. The report as soon as possible to your doctor or pharmacist if any of these effects persist or worsen your doctor prescribed you these medicines, as it determined that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects Tell your doctor if you have any serious side effects, including partial or complete hearing loss, mental / mood changes, muscle weakness, vision problems (eg , drooping eyelids, blurred vision), slurred speech, constant nausea / vomiting, weight stomach / abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin.A, these drugs can cause serious intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile diarrhea) caused by bacteria resistant type . This condition may occur during treatment or weeks, even months after stopping. Tell your doctor if you rozvyvayetesya: constant diarrhea, abdominal pain / cramping or stomach, blood / mucus in heces.No use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic drugs from pain, if any of the above symptoms, as they may empeorarlos.El use this medication for prolonged or repeated violation of the terms may result in oral thrush or a new yeast infection. Consult your doctor if you notice white patches in the mouth, change in vaginal discharge or other symptoms nuevos.Busque doctor if you have any serious side effects occur: severe dizziness, fainting, fast heartbeat / irregular serious allergic reaction this drug is. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching / swelling (especially face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing not a complete list of possible side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice other effects not listed above Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.En~~HEAD=pobj Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects Health Canada (Health Canada) at 1-866-234-2345.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If almost time for next dose, skip the missed dose and resume normal dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
In case of serious overdose symptoms such as loss of consciousness or difficulty breathing, call 911. For less urgent situations, call the poison control center. US residents can call the local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Residents of Canada can call the provincial center of anti-venom.
Do not share this medication with others.This treatment was prescribed for your current condition. Do not use it later for another infection unless your doctor tells you. You may need other medications that can be performed caso.Es periodically undergo laboratory testing and / or medical tests (eg, cultures, liver or kidney) to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more information.
Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and mascotas.No flush medications down the toilet or drain, unless to do so. Properly discard this product if shelf life is not satisfied or when no longer needed. Ask your pharmacist or local waste disposal company on for more information.
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