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Doctor insights on: Clarithromycin Contraindications

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Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Definition)

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


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Why does prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) cause tachycardia?

Why does prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) cause tachycardia?

Uncertain: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) cconsists of 3 different medications. Two of these are antibiotics and one is an acid reducer. There are many possibilities how these medications could affect the heart rhythm, but the exact mechanism is not worked out. When a side effect profile is added to a medicine, the mechanism is often speculated, but not known for sure. Start with your doctor if prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) causes this. Take care. ...Read more

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Anyone taking biaxin (clarithromycin) for early bronchitis?

Anyone taking biaxin (clarithromycin) for early bronchitis?

You don't need it: Is anyone? Yes. Should they be? No. Studies have shown that taking antibiotics for acute bronchitis is no more effective than taking a placebo. ...Read more

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Is Simvastatin 20mg contraindicated with taking atenolol 50mg?

Is Simvastatin 20mg contraindicated with taking atenolol 50mg?

NO: These two drugs are frequently used in combination. Just follow Dr"s instructions. ...Read more

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Can take tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking clarithromycin ?

Can take tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking clarithromycin
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OK to take together: It is ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and Clarithromycin together. The guidline for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3000mg /day is max. ...Read more

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Can i take levaquin, (levofloxacin) zegerid, flexril together?

Can i take levaquin, (levofloxacin) zegerid, flexril together?

Yes and no: You can take all of these medications the same day. However for maximum effectiveness you should take the zegerid at least 1 half hour before the other medications and with nothing but a glass of water during that time period. ...Read more

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Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Prevpac along with metronidazole for h.pylori, any concerns with this combo? I take Diltiazem, accupril, (quinapril) levothyroxin

Was prescribed Prevpac along with metronidazole for h.pylori, any concerns with this combo? I take Diltiazem, accupril, (quinapril) levothyroxin

Be aware : Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can decrease levothyroxin effectiveness & increase risk for hypothyroidism. Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can increase diltiazem effectiveness which would increase risk for hypotension. Probably mild effect, so no worries but be aware. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ranitidine,zantac-150.html ...Read more

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Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Does treximet have any contraindications with diflucan (fluconazole)?

Does treximet have any contraindications with diflucan (fluconazole)?

No. : Diflucan (fluconazole) should be fine with triximet taken as prescribed. Triximet is a x one dose for migraine. Remember to take medications only prescribed for you and as prescribed. ...Read more

Biaxin (Definition)

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