Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin)
What is Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin) used for?
Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin) is an oral macrolide anitibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication destroys or slows the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infections. It is commonly used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, or to eliminate Helicobacter pylori bacteria in patients suffering from a stomach ulcer. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin)?
Follow your physician's directions while using Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not cease usage of the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger and more resistant to treatment. Never change the form of the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin)?
The use of Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe headaches, faintness, flu symptoms, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, confusion, severe skin rash, tinnitus, or severe skin reactions. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Clarbact 500 (Clarithromycin) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to macrolide antibiotics, fructose intolerant, or under the age of twelve. Also inform your physician if you have an abnormal heart rhythm, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clarbact 500 (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.