KLERIMED 500 mg. 14 tablets
The active substance in your tablets is clarithromycin. Clarithromycin is an antibiotic belonging to the group called macrolides. Antibiotics help your body fight infections. Klerimed works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria causing the infection.
Your doctor has appointed Klerimed one of the following reasons:
• have a bacterial infection of the throat and sinuses
• have chest infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
• You have an infection of the skin and soft tissues
• You have an infection with Helicobacter pylori, associated with duodenal ulcer
The doctor will tell you what will heal and I'll tell you more about it.
2. BEFORE TAKE KLERIMED
Do not take KLERIMED
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clarithromycin or any of the other ingredients of KLERIMED or to other macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin or azitromitsin.- if you take ergotamine or dihydroergotamine tablets.
- If you take terfenadine or astemizole (often taken for hay fever or allergies) or cisapride tablets, or pimozide.
Take special care with KLERIMED and tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
• you have kidney problems
• you have liver problems.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, it is important to tell your doctor if you take:
• digoxin (heart medicine)
• Warfarin (a medicine for thinning the blood)
• Ergotamine or dihydroergotamine (for migraine)
• carbamazepine or phenytoin (medicines for epilepsy)
• Theophylline (helps breathing)
• Zidovudine (to treat certain infections)
• terfenadine or astemizole (for hay fever or allergy)
• triazolam and midazolam (sedatives)
• Disopyramide (heart medicine)
• simvastatin or atorvastatin (for high cholesterol)
• cisapride (for stomach disorders)
• Cyclosporine, pimozide, zidovudine, rifabutin (for treatment of some infections) and tacrolimus (oraganna transplantation).
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. KLERIMED Do not take if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking KLERIMED, stop taking it immediately and consult your doctor.
Do not take KLERIMED if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking the tablets if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Driving and using machines
KLERIMED not expected to affect your ability to drive and use machines.
3. HOW TO TAKE KLERIMED?
Always use KLERIMED exactly as you have been told by your doctor. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Klerimed tablets should be swallowed whole with water.
In infections of the chest, throat, paranasal sinuses, as well as infections of skin and soft tissues:
For adults and children over 12 years of age, the usual dose is one tablet KLERIMED 250 mg twice daily, ie one tablet of 250 mg in the morning and one early evening. The usual duration of therapy is 7 days. In the case of severe infection physician may increase the dose of 500 mg twice daily.
Infections with Helicobacter pylori, in which the tablets are taken KLERIMED with one or with two other drugs. These combinations include the following:
• One tablet KLERIMED 500 mg taken twice a day, together with amoxicillin 1000 mg, taken twice daily plus omeprazole 40 mg once daily for 7 days.
• One tablet KLERIMED 500 mg taken twice a day, together with amoxicillin 1000 mg, taken twice daily plus omeprazole 20 mg once daily for 10 days.
• One tablet 500 mg KLERIMED taken three times daily for 14 days together with omeprazole 40 mg once daily.
Combination treatment you receive may be less than the above. Your doctor will decide which of these combinations is best for you. If you are not sure which tablet should take or how long you should take them, please consult your doctor for advice.
Apply adult dose.
If you take more dose KLERIMED
If you take more tablets than you should contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately. If you can, go to the nearest hospital. Always carry your medication with you so that you know what you have taken.
If you forget to take KLERIMED
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses to make up the missed dose.
If you stop taking KLERIMED
Do not stop taking KLERIMED ground that you felt better. It is important to take your medicine as long as your doctor told you, otherwise the infection may return.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, KLERIMED can sometimes cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some people sometimes have side effects with KLERIMED such as nausea or vomiting, or abdominal pain. If during treatment with KLERIMED have prolonged, severe diarrhea, stop taking the medication and consult your doctor immediately.
While taking KLERIMED values of some liver enzymes may be elevated. These levels will return to normal after treatment. Very rarely, some people during treatment with KLERIMED develop disorders of the gallbladder or liver. If you feel unwell or notice that your eyes are yellow, your urine is dark or your stools are light, immediately consult your physician.
Some people while taking KLERIMED notice a funny taste in your mouth. Also, their tongue may darken. Do not worry. No need to stop treatment because of these symptoms.
As with all medicines, some people can have allergic reactions after taking clarithromycin. If you experience difficulty breathing or notice a skin rash or swelling of the lips and face, stop taking the drug immediately and consult a physician or hospital.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE KLERIMED?
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store above 25 ° C Store in the original container. Protect from light and moisture.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister.
Medicines should not be disposed of in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Active substance is clarithromycin.
KLERIMED 250 mg tablet contains as active substance clarithromycin 250.
KLERIMED 500 mg film-coated tablet comprises as active substance 500 clarithromycin.
- The other ingredients are: croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, povidone, stearic acid, talc, hypromellose, propylene glycol, sorbitan oleate, vanilla, quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E 171), hydroxypropylcellulose sorbic acid.
KLERIMED looks like and contents of the pack?
KLERIMED 250 mg tablets are yellow, oval, scored on one side.
KLERIMED 500 mg tablets are yellow, oval.
The tablets are packaged in PVC / PVDC-A1 blisters in boxes 12, 14 or 20 pieces of tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.