Klacid/Klacid MR

Klacid/Klacid MR

clarithromycin

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Clarithromycin
Indications/Uses
Infections of nose-pharynx tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) & of paranasal sinuses; lower resp tract: bronchitis, bacterial pneumonia & atypical pneumonia. Skin infections: impetigo, erysipelas, folliculitis, furunculosis & septic wounds.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Klacid tab Adult Severe infections 500 mg 12 hrly. Duration: Up to 6-14 days. Klacid granules for oral susp 250 mg/5 mL Childn >8-12 yr; 30-40 kg 5 mL bd, >5-8 yr; 20-29 kg 3.75 mL bd. Klacid granules for oral susp 125 mg/5 mL 2-5 yr; 12-19 kg 5 mL bd, 6 mth-2 yr; 8-11 kg 2.5 mL bd, <8 kg 7.5 mg/kg bd. Klacid MR tab 500 mg once daily. Severe infections 1,000 mg once daily. Duration: 6-14 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: MR tab: Take w/ meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to macrolides. Patients receiving terfenadine, pimozide or cisapride w/ preexisting cardiac abnormalities or electrolyte disturbances.
Special Precautions
Impaired hepatic function & moderate to severe renal impairment.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain & diarrhoea. Headache & skin rash. Reversible hearing loss. Alteration of sense of smell w/ taste perversion. Glossitis, stomatitis, oral monilia, tongue discoloration, tooth discoloration (reversible).
Drug Interactions
Theophylline, carbamazepine, warfarin, digoxin, terfenadine & ritonavir.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01FA09 - clarithromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Klacid MR MR tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
5's
Form
Klacid granules for oral susp 125 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
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Form
Klacid granules for oral susp 250 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
Form
Klacid FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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