What is Clarbact (Clarithromycin) used for?
Clarbact (Clarithromycin) is an oral antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Commonly treated conditions include infections of the lungs, airways, sinuses, middle ear, skin, soft tissues, or for the treatment of Lyme disease. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Clarbact (Clarithromycin)?
Clarbact (Clarithromycin) should always be administered strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid splitting or crushing the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Clarbact (Clarithromycin)?
The use of Clarbact (Clarithromycin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include intense headaches, fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody, hearing problems, kidney problems, severe skin reactions, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor about any unusual symptoms you encounter to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Clarbact (Clarithromycin) should not be administered to patients who are under twelve years old, fructose intolerant, taking other ergot derivatives, allergic to macrolide antibiotics, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have reduced kidney or liver function as these conditions may cause health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Clarbact (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.
Clarbact (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.