What is Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) used for?
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication slows or prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to naturally eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of bacterial lung infections, middle ear infections, infections of the nasal passage, or skin infections. It may also be used along with other medications to eliminate Helicobacter pylori bacteria in patients with stomach ulcers. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to treat bacterial infections and will not be effective against infections caused by a fungus or virus. Your physician may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin)?
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be taken every twelve hours for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid splitting or crushing the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your physician any questions you have regarding the medicine before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin)?
Some patients using Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention include severe headaches, fever, flu symptoms, mild skin rashes, hearing problems, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, kidney problems, severe liver problems, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms as these may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in dangerous or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to macrolide antibiotics, under the age of twelve, who have a history of irregular heartbeats, low potassium levels, severe liver failure, or severe kidney failure. Also inform your physician if you have arrhythmias, heart disease, a slowed heart rate, low magnesium levels, myasthenia gravis, reduced liver function or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.