A 27-year-old male asked:
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my doc prescribed 7days 500mg clarithromycin er for strep throat but pharmacy only had immediate release. can i split the pills and take twice a day?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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