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Clarigard 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Clarithromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 21, 2019

As 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, 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. The dosage depends on your age, medical condition and the reaction to the first dose.

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.
  • 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 Clarigard 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 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

    Alcohol

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

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

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

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

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

Ques: How long do I need to use Clarigard 500 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Clarigard 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Clarigard 500 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Clarigard 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: It 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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