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    Brand Name: CLARITHRO

    Generic Name: Clarithromycin

    Generic for Clarithro* (Clarithromycin) is an antibiotic prescribed to treat/prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include strep throat, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, lung infections, as well as skin infections such as impetigo. This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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What is Generic for Clarithro* used for?

Generic for Clarithro* (Clarithromycin) is an antibiotic prescribed to treat/prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include strep throat, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, lung infections, as well as skin infections such as impetigo. This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Clarithro*?

The dosage of Generic for Clarithro* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Clarithro* If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

The recommended dose of Generic for Clarithro* is between 250 mg and 500 mg. Take this medication with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Clarithro*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Clarithro* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Clarithro*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Clarithro*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Clarithro*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Clarithro*

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Clarithro*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Clarithro* can interact with blood thinners, cholesterol-lowering medicines, heart rhythm medicines, sedatives, and seizure medicines.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Clarithro*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Clarithro* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Clarithro* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Clarithro* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Clarithro* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Clarithro* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, and change in taste. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are shortness of breath, dark urine, clay-colored stools, uneven heartbeats, chest pain, and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Clarithro*

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Clarithro*?

Is it possible for me to take Generic for Clarithro* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Clarithro*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Clarithro*?
How will Generic for Clarithro* work in my body?
How should Generic for Clarithro* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Clarithro* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Clarithro* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Before taking Generic for Clarithro*, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding. Also, inform your doctor if you have kidney disease and liver disease.

 

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