What is Klacid (Clarithromycin) used for?
This medicine is manufactured in Turkey.
Klacid (Clarithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection naturally. It is commonly used to treat patients with bronchitis, nasal infections, pneumonia, or bacterial skin infections. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Klacid (Clarithromycin)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your doctor while using Klacid (Clarithromycin) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Never crush, split, or chew the medicine before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of its contents. It is also recommended to not stop taking the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be eliminated 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 administration.
What are the side effects of Klacid (Clarithromycin)?
Klacid (Clarithromycin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance include flu symptoms, swollen glands, faintness, severe diarrhoea, hearing problems, confusion, severe skin rash, or liver failure. Immediately inform your doctor as soon as any symptoms occur that are intense or worry you to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent more problems from occurring.
Klacid (Clarithromycin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have chronic liver disease. Also disclose if the patient is a child or has psoriasis, systemic lupus, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Klacid (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.
Klacid (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.