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Get a Prescription for Clarithromycin Online

The antibiotic clarithromycin treats various bacterial infections, including acute otitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, respiratory tract infections, uncomplicated skin infections, and H.pylori infections. You can get a Clarithromycin prescription online by connecting with our online doctor at Your Doctors Online, who will ask you to describe your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. Then, if deemed necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment or a visit to a clinic. However, please note a prescription will only be provided after consultation with the doctor and if the treatment is considered suitable and safe for you. 

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What is Clarithromycin and How to Take It

Clarithromycin over the counter is not available. It is an antibiotic that is often used to treat bacterial infections. It is a macrolide antibiotic that limits the growth and spread of germs in the body. Doctors frequently use Clarithromycin to treat respiratory tract infections like pneumonia and bronchitis, skin infections and certain forms of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. The medication is available in tablet, extended-release, and oral suspension forms. Like all antibiotics, Clarithromycin must be taken exactly as prescribed by a healthcare practitioner to guarantee its effectiveness and complete the entire course of therapy to prevent antibiotic resistance.

Typically, it is given as clarithromycin 250 mg tablets and clarithromycin 500 mg dosage tablets. The dosage schedule is determined by the condition treated with clarithromycin, the patient’s health status, and the prescribing doctor’s discretion. Usually, you can take clarithromycin with or without food, depending on your preferences. Clarithromycin is generally absorbed quickly after oral treatment, with many people experiencing a peak in less than three hours. Usually, steady-state clarithromycin levels are attained in 8 hours. The body converts clarithromycin to 14-OH clarithromycin, which is more readily absorbed by tissues and bodily fluids.

Important Information About Clarithromycin

Following are some points that you should know about Clarithromycin.

  • Clarithromycin interactions include certain drugs, e.g. statins, antiarrhythmics, and anticoagulants, which may cause serious side effects.
  • Rarely, the antibiotic clarithromycin may result in severe allergic responses like anaphylaxis. If you suffer breathing problems, facial or throat swelling, or hives after taking the drug, get medical help immediately.
  • Nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and changes in taste are typical side effects. Additionally, it could result in headaches, rash, and dizziness. 
  • Patients with myasthenia gravis, liver illness, or kidney disease should not take clarithromycin. Pregnant or lactating women should speak with a doctor before taking this medicine.

FAQs About Clarithromycin

Is clarithromycin a penicillin?

No, clarithromycin is not a penicillin. It belongs to the macrolide class of antibiotics, not the beta-lactam class like penicillin. They work differently and target different types of bacteria.

Is clarithromycin over-the-counter or prescription medicine?

The drug clarithromycin must be obtained through a prescription and is not sold over the counter. To purchase and utilize clarithromycin, you require a prescription from a doctor.

What is the alternative name for clarithromycin?

The alternative name for clarithromycin is Biaxin. Biaxin is a brand name for the medication, and both terms refer to the same drug. Other brand names for clarithromycin may exist in different countries or regions, but Biaxin is one of the well-known brand names for this medication.

What is the generic name for clarithromycin 500?

The generic name for clarithromycin 500 mg is simply "Clarithromycin." Generic medications are the non-brand name versions of drugs, and they contain the same active ingredient as the brand-name counterparts.

Who should not take clarithromycin (Biaxin)?

Clarithromycin should not be taken by individuals who have a history of allergic reactions to clarithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics. It is also contraindicated in people with a history of cholestatic jaundice or liver dysfunction associated with previous clarithromycin use. Additionally, it should not be taken by patients with a known history of QT prolongation, ventricular arrhythmias, or those taking certain medications that may interact adversely with clarithromycin.

What happens if I take too much clarithromycin?

Taking too much clarithromycin can intensify common side effects like stomach pain, feeling sick (nausea and vomiting), and diarrhea. It may also lead to severe symptoms such as irregular or rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, and even seizures in some cases.

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