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Claribid Od 500Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Clarithromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 07, 2019

As a macrolide antibiotic, Clarithromycin 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.

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.

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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This medication is used to treat the following problems:

  • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

  • Skin And Structure Infection

Side effects of this drug includes:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine 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 drug 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?

    Women who are breastfeeding must consult doctor before using this drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Claribid Od 500Mg 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.
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Claribid Od 500Mg Tablet 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 Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Claribid Od 500Mg Tablet may increase the blood levels of clonazepam. Any symptoms of drowsiness, anxiety and breathing difficulties should be reported to the doctor. Operating heavy machinery or driving a vehicle should be avoided. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.


    Combined use of these medicines may increase the risk of irregular heartbeats and also may increase the blood levels of amiodarone. Any symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, fast heartbeats should be reported to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.


    Claribid Od 500Mg Tablet may increase the levels of atorvastatin and may cause serious muscle injury and kidney injury. Any symptoms of dark colored urine, swelling of limbs, joint pain should be reported to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.


    This drug interacts with Clonazepam, Amiodarone, Ethinyl Estradiol and Atorvastatin.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not consume this drug is you suffer from colitis and QT prolongation.
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