Claribid 500 MG Tablet
As a macrolide antibiotic, Claribid 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. The infections may include pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, lyme disease, strep throat, skin infections, H. pylori infection, among others.
Claribid 500 MG Tablet is also indicated for prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in patients who are allergic to penicillin and undergoing surgical or dental procedures.
It is categorised as a broad-spectrum antibiotic which protects against mycoplasma, chlamydia and mycobacteria and other gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It works by decreasing protein production of these bacteria. It is available in the form of tablets, pills and liquids.
Claribid 500 MG Tablet is indicated for the treatment of duodenal ulcer disease due to H. pylori in regimens with other drugs including amoxicillin and lansoprazole or omeprazole, ranitidine, bismuth citrate, bismuth subsalicylate, tetracycline and/or an H2-antagonist.
In children, for treatment of pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, acute otitis media, uncomplicated skin/skin structure infections due to the above organisms; treatment of and prevention of disseminated mycobacterial infections due to M. avium complex disease (eg, patients with advanced HIV infection).
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.Take full course of therapy; do not discontinue without consulting prescriber.
Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake). You may experience nausea (small frequent meals, or sucking lozenges may help); abnormal taste (frequent mouth care or chewing gum may help); diarrhea, headache, or abdominal cramps (medication may be ordered).
Report persistent fever or chills, easy bruising or bleeding, or joint pain. Report severe persistent diarrhea, skin rash, sores in mouth, foul-smelling urine, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, or difficulty breathing. Do not refrigerate oral suspension (more palatable at room temperature).
Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, prostration, reversible pancreatitis, hearing loss with or without tinnitus or vertigo. Treatment includes symptomatic and supportive care.
Impaired Liver Function
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?This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
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.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine will remain active for about 10 - 12 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine will be initiated within 60 minutes after its administration.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken while using this in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Usually, decreased doses or prolonged dosing intervals are recommended. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?This medicine is probably safe to be used in patients with liver disease. Limited data is available in reference to this. Adjustment of dose might not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
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 Medicine
- Claribid 500 MG Tablet increases serum theophylline levels by as much as 20%.
- Increased concentration of HMG CoA-reductase inhibitors (lovastatin and simvastatin).
- Amprenavir's serum concentration may be increased.
- Significantly increases Claribid 500 MG Tablet levels and those of cyclosporine, digoxin, ergot alkaloid, tacrolimus, omeprazole and triazolam.
- Peak levels (but not AUC) of zidovudine are often increased; terfenadine and astemizole should be avoided with use of Claribid 500 MG Tablet since plasma levels may be increased by >3 times; serious arrhythmias have occurred with cisapride and other drugs which inhibit cytochrome P-450 3A4 (eg, clarithromycin).
- Fluconazole increases clarithromycin levels and AUC by ~25%; death has been reported with administration of pimozide and Claribid 500 MG Tablet. Concurrent use is contraindicated.
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