Clarithromycin is used for treating bacterial infections and it is proven to be safe and effective. Clarithromycin is available in different dosage forms.
Tablet: Take the Clarithromycin tablet with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Tablet DT: Clarithromycin tablet DT dissolves quickly and easily in water. It can be dispersed in a teaspoonful or a glass of boiled and cooled water before administration. Do not administer if the tablet is not dissolved/dispersed completely in the water.
Syrup/Suspension: Shake clarithromycin syrup/suspension well before use. Measure an appropriate dose using the accompanying measuring spoon or dropper.
Dry syrup: Add the recommended amount of water to the powdered clarithromycin. Shake the suspension well before use. Measure the quantity required and do not use it if the medicine particles are not dispersed properly.
Injection: The Clarithromycin injection should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital.
Topical forms (gels, lotions): Wash and pat dry the affected area before application. Apply a thin layer of clarithromycin gel to the whole affected area. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, or mouth. If it does get into any of these areas, wash them out immediately with water.
Do not stop using this medicine without completing the course as abrupt stopping may recur the infection.
Clarithromycin may cause diarrhoea as a side effect, but it stops when your course is completed. Inform your doctor if it bothers you.
Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly.