What is clarithromycin 125 mg used for?
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml Oral Suspension is indicated for treatment of the following infections in children when caused by clarithromycin-susceptible organisms: – Lower respiratory tract infections (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) see section 4.4 and 5.1 regarding Sensitivity Testing).
How do you give clarithromycin to a toddler?
How should I give it?
- Tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water, milk or juice. Your child should not chew the tablets.
- Liquid medicine: Shake the medicine well.
- Granules: Sprinkle or stir the granules into a small amount of soft food (e.g. yogurt) or a small drink.
Can I mix clarithromycin liquid with milk?
You may take this medicine with meals or milk or on an empty stomach. However, clarithromycin extended release tablets should be taken with food.
How quickly will clarithromycin work?
When will I feel better? For most infections, you should feel better within a few days. For skin problems such as cellulitis, you may have to take the medicine for about 7 days before you see any improvement.
Who should not take clarithromycin?
Your doctor will probably tell you not to take clarithromycin if you are taking one or more of these medications. tell your doctor if you have or have ever had jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) or other liver problems while taking clarithromycin. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take clarithromycin.
How many days does it take for clarithromycin to work?
How often should I take clarithromycin 125mg / 5 ml?
Clarithromycin 125mg/5 ml Oral Suspension may be given without regard to meals, as food does not affect the extent of bioavailability. Clarithromycin 125mg/5 ml Oral Suspension should be administered twice daily as recommended in the table above. The doses should be given at 12-hour intervals.
When to use clarithromycin for community acquired pneumonia?
Pneumonia: In view of the emerging resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to macrolides, it is important that sensitivity testing be performed when prescribing clarithromycin for community-acquired pneumonia. In hospital-acquired pneumonia, clarithromycin should be used in combination with additional appropriate antibiotics.
What happens if you take clarithromycin with astemizole?
Concomitant administration of clarithromycin and any of the following drugs is contraindicated: astemizole, cisapride, pimozide and terfenadine, as this may result in QT prolongation and cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and Torsade de Pointes (see section 4.5).