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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
396 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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