Clarithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, is used to treat certain bacterial infections. Respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, mycobacterium avium complex infections, leprosy, H. pylori infection.
Ingredients: Clarithromycin 1%
Packing: 1 Tube/Pack
Respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections:
Adult: 250 mg twice daily, up to 500 mg twice daily for severe infections, for 7-14 days.
Mycobacterium avium complex infections With other antimycobacterials: 500 mg twice daily.
Leprosy As part of multidrug therapy: 500 mg/day.
H. pylori infection With another antibacterial and either a proton pump inhibitor or H2 antagonist: 500 mg twice daily for 7-14 days.
Intravenous: 500 mg twice daily for 2-5 days.
Precautions: Renal and hepatic impairment, macrolide cross-resistance, lactation, children.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity, patients receiving terfenadine, astemizole, pimozide, cisapride and ergot derivatives, pregnancy, history of acute porphyria.
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal upset, glossitis, stomatitis, altered taste, headache, dizziness, hallucinations, insomnia, other central nervous system effects, rash, hepatic dysfunction, pseudomembranous colitis, anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Storage Conditions: Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from light and children.