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Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Overview)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic.


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What is amoxil+clarithromycin+iansotrazole, use for and what is the dosage?

What is amoxil+clarithromycin+iansotrazole, use for and what is the dosage?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): This combination is called a prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin). Each "pack" contains 2 capsules of lansoprazole, 2 capsules of Clarithromycin and 4 capsules of amoxicillin. The dose is one pack divided into 2 daily doses for 2 weeks. It is used to treat h. Pylori induced gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

Dr. Allan Walkey
411 doctors shared insights

Clarithromycin (Overview)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic.


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Please describe the medication: clarithromycin?

Antibiotic: Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I use clarithromycin 500mg with Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1200mg and Vicks sinex 12 hour.

Can I use clarithromycin 500mg with Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1200mg and Vicks sinex 12 hour.

Yes: Remember do not use the sinex for more than 3 days, and takes the pills with food, they may make you nauseous. ...Read more

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Is clariit 500mg ( clarithromycin) can be used for chlamydia treatment and if yes what is the dosage?

No!: Clarithromycin is more effective in treating respiratory tract infections. Azithromycin (1000mg one dose per mouth) and Erythromycin (500mg every 6 hour per mouth for 7 days) are from the same class and have better efficacy in treating the genitourinary infections (such as Chlamydia). ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics (clarithromycin) to start becoming effective?

How long does it take for antibiotics (clarithromycin) to start becoming effective?

1-2 days: Depending on the severity of your infection, it takes time for antibiotics to fight and win against your infection. Oral antibiotics must be absorbed into the blood stream to get to the infection. Some infections localize and wall themselves away from the blood supply and are slower to control with oral antibiotics. Such infection need to be drained. ...Read more

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I took antibiotic for strep throat which didn't work. Doctor switched me to clarithromycin yesterday. Today I have one hive. Should i be worried?

I took antibiotic for strep throat which didn't work. Doctor switched me to clarithromycin yesterday. Today I have one hive. Should i be worried?

Prob not: One red, itchy, raised spot (hive) is not usually a sign of a systemic alleric reaction. If you are having an allergic reaction, you will know it shortly, the one hive will become many. If that happens, stop the antibiotic, take a benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and call your doc or head to the er. ...Read more

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Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection.I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Get rechecked: Bad taste in the mouth is a side effect of cl;arithromycine usually described as metallic taste but you have complicated influenza with secondary bacterial infection with poor responce to clarithromycine i will advice to go back to your doctor and have another check up.You may need blood test, sputum culture and chesr xray if your doctor feels it will help and may be change of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin as dangerous as they say it is? I just took my first dose.....

All: meds have side effects. Some obviously have more than others. Your doctor prescribed this medicine for you. He/she knows your history and your other medicines so I would not worry about taking this med. If you should have a reaction to the medicine stop asap and call your doctor ...Read more

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Is it true that being on clarithromycin will inhibit the enzyme responsible for breaking down MDMA? If so, will taking M be harmful on this antibiotic

Taking MDMA harmful: ON any product. Over 80 kids just hauled away in ambulances at a Boston area concert for MDMA toxicity - probably "Molly," which is either higher dose/higher purity or contains some contaminants that seem especially toxic. This is really a potentially very dangerous drug, and on clarithromycin may be more so. I urge you to find healthier and less dangerous ways to have a good time. ...Read more

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Can clarithromycin cause my ears to ring? And if so is this just a temporary side effect?

Rare but possible: According to the phycisians desk reference (pdr), Clarithromycin causes tinnitus in 2% of patients, and hearing loss in 1% of patients. It's possible that the ringing may also be a result of your illness, especially if it is an upper respiratory illness. If the tinnitus persists, i would definitely check with your doctor, and probably see an ENT specialist to check your hearing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics like clarithromycin and amoxicillin stay in your system for?

How long does it take for antibiotics like clarithromycin and amoxicillin stay in your system for?

Just a few days: Antibiotics typically need to be used for 7=14 days to allow your body defenses to overcome an infection. They will typically stay in your system for a few days after completing treatment. Always important to take the entire course of treatment prescribed to assure complete eradication of the infection and to prevent a resistant infection from developing. ...Read more

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Have URI and was on clarithromycin for supposed sinus infection. I had two doses then started puking went to ER, got rehydrated and they stopped puking. I can't sleep, I am feeling so awful and still have fever. How long will this last for? What should

Have URI and was on clarithromycin for supposed sinus infection. I  had two doses then started puking went to ER, got rehydrated and they stopped puking. I can't sleep, I am feeling so awful and  still have fever.  How long will this last for? What should

Fever: I would recommend like a nighttime medication for a cold. This will include some Benadryl to help you sleep and Tylenol (acetaminophen) to stay on top of the fever. Night time medications like a Nyquil usually work wonders to help you finally get some rest. Get some rest, hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Can you mix clarithromycin and alleve?

Yes: There should be no problem with this combination. ...Read more

Biaxin (Definition)

Clarithromycin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind ...Read more