Maclacin (250mg/5ml) 60ml Suspension

Maclacin (250mg/5ml) 60ml Suspension

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  • Manufacturer Bosch Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • Generic Name Clarithromycin
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Product Information

  • Description

    Clarithromycin is a powerful antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. It prevents the spread of infections by inhibiting the production of proteins needed for bacterial growth and multiplication. It is advisable to receive the full treatment course, even if symptoms improve, to ensure the infection's complete resolution. Clarithromycin also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a versatile tool in the treatment of infections. This medication can be administered orally and comes in different formulations and strengths. Specific doses and modes of administration may vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Therefore, it is vital to follow the guidance of your physician or pharmacist to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Ingredients

  • Drug Class

    Macrolide Antibiotics

  • Dosage Form

  • Uses

    Unveiling its multifaceted uses and transformative applications as follows:

    • Clarithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections
    • It is a macrolide-type antibiotic that helps prevents bacteria growth and spreading.
    • It is often preferred over other antibiotics due to its effects of reducing stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea associated with antibiotic use.
  • Dosage

    Tailoring Treatment for Optimal Health, Prescribed Medication Dosage is:

    • Acute bacterial sinusitis- 250 mg for 5 days
    • Acute bacterial otitis media- 7.5 mg/kg (max 250 mg) for 5 days
    • Pharyngitis/tonsillitis- 250 mg for 5 days
    • Upper respiratory tract infection- 250 mg for 5 days
    • Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis- 250 mg for 5 days
    • Secondary prevention of acute bacterial pneumonia- 7.5 mg/kg (max 250 mg) for 10 days
    • Skin and skin structure infections- 15 mg/kg (max 1000 mg) daily for 14-21 days
  • In case of Overdose

    Clarithromycin is a medication that is typically prescribed to treat bacterial infections. An overdose of this medication is not expected to be life-threatening, but it can still cause adverse side effects including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. If you suspect you have taken an overdose recently, it is advised to induce vomiting and wash your stomach out with water to prevent the medication from being absorbed into your system. It is imperative to seek medical attention immediately, as a medical professional may recommend further treatment with activated charcoal, which works to absorb the excess medication in your system. They will also be able to assess and monitor you for any adverse side effects and provide appropriate follow up care.

  • Missed Dose

    If you miss a dose of clarithromycin, it is important to take it as soon as possible. If you remember while you are close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. It is not advisable to take a double or extra dose to make up for the missed one. If you are unsure about what to do, contact your physician or pharmacist for guidance. To ensure that clarithromycin works effectively and to minimize the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, it is important to take it as directed and follow the scheduled dosing regimen. Can I provide more information on clarithromycin?

  • How To Use

    Before you start taking Clarithromycin, make sure you have read the instructions provided by your physician and on the packaging. Always follow the directions provided by your doctor, even if they differ from those on the package. Use a measuring cup or device to measure out your dose instead of household teaspoons to ensure you get the correct dose. If you have any questions about the medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. It's important to take this medication as directed and for as long as suggested by your physician, even if you feel better. Stopping the medication early may result in a return of the infection or bacteria. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible if it is within a few hours of the missed dose. If it is near the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as scheduled. Don't take more medicine to make up for the missed dose. It's important to notify your doctor of any allergies or sensitivities you may have to any medications, and always notify them of all medications, supplements, and vitamins you are currently taking. In case of an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room right away. Remember to store this medication according to the instructions provided on the packaging and dispose of it properly when it reaches its expiry date or is no longer needed.

  • When Not to Use

    Discerning instances where this medication may not be appropriate:

    • Clarithromycin is a medication used to treat a number of bacterial infections.
    • There are certain situations in which Clarithromycin should not be taken, and it is essential to be aware of these before taking the medication.
    • Allergic to Clarithromycin or any of its ingredients. Allergic reactions to this drug can be serious and even life-threatening.
    • If you have any pre-existing heart conditions, as Clarithromycin can potentially cause abnormalities in heart rhythm, which can be dangerous.
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as Clarithromycin can affect the fetus or a newborn baby.
    • It is important to let your doctor know if you have any underlying liver or kidney conditions or a history of chronic infection, as Clarithromycin may cause your doctor to monitor you more closely during treatment.
    • Clarithromycin should not be taken with alcohol as it may cause an upset stomach.
    • If you have any other allergies to macrolide antibiotics, such as azithromycin or erythromycin.
  • Side Effects

    Unraveling the side effects lurking behind this medications are as follows:

    • Elevated plasma levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK)
    • Rash, urticaria, angioedema, interstitial nephritis/nephrotic syndrome, and erythema multiforme
    • Vertigo, dizziness, or hearing impairment
  • Storage/Disposal

    Clarithromycin is a valuable antibiotic prescribed by doctors to treat bacterial infections. To ensure the medication remains effective and safe, it should be properly stored according to the guidelines provided by your physician or pharmacist. It is best to store Clarithromycin at room temperature, in a cool, dry place that is away from direct heat and light. Avoid humidity and high temperatures, as these can cause the medication to break down and become less effective or even harmful. Since Clarithromycin is intended for your personal use, keep it safely secured out of the reach of children, pets, or anyone else who may accidentally take it. Also, check for any expiration date provided on the medication and dispose of it accordingly. To address any concerns or for further clarification on storing Clarithromycin, it is highly recommended to reach out to your doctor, your pharmacist, or even a local waste disposal company for guidance on its proper storage and safety.

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