What is Klacid (Clarithromycin) used for?
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Klacid (Clarithromycin) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication weakens bacterial cell walls and prevents their reproduction to allow the immune system to destroy the infection naturally. This action makes it useful for treating infections of the nasal passage, lungs, ear, skin, soft tissue, Lyme disease, or ulcers caused by helicobacter pylori bacteria. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Klacid (Clarithromycin)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Klacid (Clarithromycin) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally administered two times each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Swallow these doses whole along with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Never change the form of the tablet by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medication before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as it may not be eliminated and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Klacid (Clarithromycin)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Klacid (Clarithromycin) including:
Tell your physician if any of these symptoms worry you or if more serious side effects appear such as faintness, severe skin rash, muscle weakness, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, hearing problems, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may need emergency medical assistance or changes to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Klacid (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.