Clarithromycin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Clarithromycin?

(kla RITH roe mye sin)

• This medicine is used to prevent infections of the heart for patients at risk.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Long-acting tablet shell in the stool.

• Belly pain.

• Abnormal taste.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea. Yogurt, Bifidobacterium bifidum, or *Lactobacillus...

 
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