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Claribid 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Clarithromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 20, 2019

A macrolide antibiotic, this medication is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. The infections may include pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, Lyme disease. Apart from this, strep throat, skin infections, etc. It works by decreasing the protein production of these bacteria.

The amount your doctor prescribes and how long you take it depend on your age, medical condition and its severity and your reaction to the first dose. Common side effects of this medication may include

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Abnormal taste in mouth
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

  • Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Helicobacter pylori Infection

  • Skin and structure Infection

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 9 to 21 hours for an Immediate release.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication can be observed in 2 to 3 hours for an immediate-release tablet and 5 to 8 hours for an extended-release tablet.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before consuming this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor before using.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Claribid 500 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication is a macrolide antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria by inhibiting protein synthesis. It binds reversibly to the 50S ribosomal subunits which prevent peptidyl transferase activity which in turn interferes with the translocation process thus preventing peptide chain elongation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication interacts with Gastrointestinal Diseases, QT Prolongation and Myasthenia Gravis.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Clonazepam, Amiodarone, Pimozide, Ethinyl Estradiol, Atorvastatin, Digoxin, Carbamazepine.

Ques: What is claribid 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication belongs to the class of drugs knowns as Antibiotic, which is prescribed to the patients having Helicobacter pylori, Otitis Media and skin structure infections. It contains Clarithromycin as an active ingredient. This medication helps lower the risk of lung and stomach infections. It prevents stomach ulcers, susceptible staphylococcal and streptococcal skin infections.

Ques: What are the uses of claribid 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of Pharyngitis and tonsillitis, It helps to reduce the inflammation caused by bacteria of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Mycoplasma pneumonia.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of claribid 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medication. These include vomiting, diarrhea, headache, abdominal pain, weakness, dizziness, excessive gas in the stomach and heartburn.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal claribid 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Claribid 500 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Claribid 500 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Claribid 500 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Claribid 500 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Claribid 500 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Claribid 500 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Claribid 500 MG Tablet ?
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