Klacid/Klacid MR

Klacid/Klacid MR Overdosage

clarithromycin

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Overdosage
Reports indicate that the ingestion of large amounts of clarithromycin can be expected to produce gastrointestinal symptoms. One patient who had a history of bipolar disorder ingested clarithromycin 8 g and showed altered mental status, paranoid behaviour, hypokalemia and hypoxemia. Allergic reactions accompanying overdosage should be treated by the prompt elimination of unabsorbed drug and supportive measures. As with other macrolides, clarithromycin plasma levels are not expected to be appreciably affected by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
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