What is Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) used for?
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) is an oral macrolide antibiotic used for the treatment of a large variety of bacterial infections. The medication works by preventing or reducing the reproduction frequency of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infections. It is commonly used for the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, middle ear, respiratory tract, skin, or along with other medications to eradicate Helicobacter pylori bacteria in patients with peptic ulcers. Note that this medication is only meant to treat bacterial infections and will have no affect on those caused by a virus or fungus. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin)?
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) is normally taken at a dosage of one tablet twice daily, every twelve hours, for a medication cycle lasting one or two weeks. Your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack may be recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, crush, or split the tablets as this may destroy or change their effects. Never stop taking the medication before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin)?
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as severe headaches, sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, hearing difficulties, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, kidney problems, signs of liver problems, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) if you are allergic to macrolide antibiotics, if the patient is under twelve, or if you have arrhythmias, a history of irregular heartbeats, low potassium levels, or severe liver failure. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis, a slowed heart rate, low electrolyte levels, heart disease, reduced kidney function, reduced liver function, or if you are taking medications to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Synclar-250 (Clarithromycin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.