Clarithromycin tablets, USP mg are white, oval-shaped, film-coated tablets, debossed GG C6 on one side and plain on the reverse side, and are supplied as follows:. Just ate a few spoon fulls, then put the pill on the spoon in Apple sauce, and swallow. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Clarithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: Reports of colchicine toxicity, some resulting in death, with concomitant use of clarithromycin and colchicine, especially in the elderly, some of which occurred in patients with renal insufficiency Use may result in fungal or bacterial superinfection Decreased survival observed in HIV patients with mycobacterium avium complex treated with clarithromycin doses above maximum recommended dose; maximum recommended dosing should not be exceeded in this population; development of resistance to clarithromycin observed when used as prophylaxis and treatment of MAC infection.
Verapamil Use With Caution Verapamil: In two studies in which theophylline was administered with clarithromycin a theophylline sustained-release formulation was dosed at either 6. I started them the day I got them because my doctor insisted I did so my pneumonia didn't get worse and the first two days were awful.
The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Increased systemic exposure of these drugs may occur with clarithromycin; reduction of dosage for phosphodiesterase inhibitors should be considered see their respective prescribing information.
Clarithromycin is a white to off-white crystalline powder. Staphylococcus aureus ATCC a. Jan Steven taken for less than 1 month November 10, Retrieved 7 September Clarithromycin tablets are contraindicated in patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction associated with prior use of clarithromycin.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of clarithromycin and other antibacterial drugs, clarithromycin tablets should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.
I recommend drinking plenty of water to keep you hydrated while on Biaxin XL. Serious adverse reactions have been reported in patients taking clarithromycin tablets concomitantly with CYP3A4 substrates.
Miscellaneous Cytochrome P Inducers: Many other medications may also interact with clarithromycin, so tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. Monitoring of serum theophylline concentrations should be considered for patients receiving high doses of theophylline or with baseline concentrations in the upper therapeutic range. In this population subset, inhibition of CYP3A results in significantly higher serum concentrations of tolterodine.
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Be warned they are very strong, I hope I start to feel better tomorrow or will be returning to hospital. Tablets started working properly after about two days. Trials 14 and 15were conducted in Europe and enrolled and patients, respectively.