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Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's

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Brittco Pharma Care

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ORAL

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About Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's

Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicine called macrolide antibiotics derived from Saccharopolyspora erythraea (originally called Streptomyces erythreus), used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, including chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, skin problems such as cellulitis (potentially serious bacterial skin infection. The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch), and ear infections. Besides this, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's is also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori. A bacterial infection is a condition in which bacteria grow in the body and cause infection. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. Antibiotics inhibit the growth of microorganisms given to treat such kinds of conditions.

Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's contains Clarithromycin (antibiotic). It inhibits the protein synthesis process required for the growth of the bacterial cell. As a result, bacterial cells are not able to reproduce and grow. Thus, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's helps in the prevention of infections.

Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should only be if your doctor has prescribed you. Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should not be stopped even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic medication, and completing the full course if very necessary; otherwise, the infection might re-appear in a more severe form. Like all medicines, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's may cause some common side effects, including feeling sick (nausea), diarrhoea and being sick (vomiting), losing your appetite, bloating and indigestion, headaches and difficulty sleeping. These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time; however, if this side persists, let your doctor know about this if you notice any sudden wheeziness, tightness in the chest or throat, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body) STOP TAKING your medicine and go to a doctor immediately.

Do not take Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's if allergic to azithromycin, other macrolide antibiotics, or any components present in Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's. Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's isn't normally recommended during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. But your doctor may prescribe it if the benefits of you taking it are greater than the risks. Do not consume alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken along with Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's. Before using the Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's, tell your doctor if you ever had an allergy to Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's have kidney problems, liver problems, swollen food pipe (oesophagitis), lupus disease (an autoimmune disease), or muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). Do not drink alcohol with Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's as it may increase the unpleasant side effects like drowsiness and dizziness.

Uses of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's

Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's is a type of macrolide class of antibiotic which is effective against a wide range of bacteria, including gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria, anaerobes, and some parasites (like Balantidium coli and Entamoeba species). It is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections including chest infections such as pneumonia, skin problems such as cellulitis, and ear infections; on the other hand, It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori). Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's is sometimes used by people who have an allergy to penicillin and antibiotics similar to penicillin, such as amoxicillin.

Directions for Use

Tablet/capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Dispersible Tablet: Check the label for directions before use. Disperse the tablet in the prescribed amount of water and swallow the contents. Do not crush, chew or swallow as a whole.Oral Suspension/Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's in doses as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup.Powder/granules: Check the label for directions before use. Mix the powder/granules in water, mix well and drink immediately.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Taste change
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Iron and antacid (like magnesium hydroxide and aluminium hydroxide) may bind to Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's in the gastrointestinal tract, lowering its efficiency. So, a gap of at least 2 hours should be maintained between intake of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's and iron supplements and antacids. Besides this, in some cases, the use of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's causes antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's may cause sensitive skin to sunlight and ultraviolet rays, causing an exaggerated sunburn reaction. Hence it is advisable to apply sunscreen before going outside. Its use has also been associated with an increased risk of fungal skin infections like (vaginal candidiasis - thrush). Tetracycline and Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's can form a stable calcium complex in bone-forming tissue, thereby affecting the growth of fibula bones in young children and bone development in the foetus. Using a Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's with isotretinoin should be avoided as it has been reported to cause pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure inside the brain). Long-term use of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's may affect your blood, kidney, and liver health, so yearly diagnostics test of these parameters is recommended.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to certain antibiotics (such as azithromycin, amoxicillin/clavulanate), a statin medicine to lower your cholesterol (such as simvastatin and atorvastatin), medications used for blood thinners (such as warfarin), drugs used for heart problems (digoxin), certain medicines used for gout (colchicine), asthma medications (such as theophylline, budesonide/formoterol), medicines for epilepsy, (such as carbamazepine and phenytoin), and drugs used to treat migraines (such as ergotamine and dihydroergotamine).

Drug-Food Interactions: Food containing calcium and iron should be avoided as it may affect Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's effectiveness. Also, prevent the intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice with Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's. Avoid alcohol intake as it may lead to drowsiness and affect Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's absorption.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should not be given in people with liver or kidney problems, cardiovascular disorders (fast, pounding or irregular heartbeats), QT prolongation, Colitis (a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon), abnormally low levels of potassium in your blood and muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • AZITHROMYCIN
  • AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • WARFARIN
  • BUDESONIDE+FORMOTEROL
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • ERGOTAMINE
  • DIHYDROERGOTAMINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should be used in pregnant women only if clinically needed, and the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you are a nursing mother before taking Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's; your doctor will decide whether Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Not enough scientific data available for Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's, hence it is advised to consult your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      safe if prescribed

      Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's can be given safely to children in the form of suspension only, dose to be adjusted and recommended by a child specialist only.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Probiotics and prebiotics can also help to reduce the side effects of antibiotics.
    • Include more fibre-enriched food in your diet, as it can be easily digested by your gut bacteria, which helps stimulate their growth. Thus, fibre foods may help restore healthy gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics. Whole grains like whole-grain bread and brown rice should be included in your diet. 
    • Eating grapefruit during antibiotics treatment can prevent the body from utilizing Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's properly. So, avoid intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the antibiotic. 
    • Avoid taking too much calcium, iron-enriched foods and drinks as it might affect the working of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's. 
    • Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's as it can make you dehydrated and affect your sleep. This can make it harder for your body to aid the Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's in fighting off infections.

    Special Advise

    • Probiotics should be taken after taking the full course of Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's in order to restore some of the healthy bacteria in the intestines that may have been killed. Taking probiotics after antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Certain fermented foods like yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi can help restore the intestine's good bacteria.

    Other Information (CLA0623)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Apr-2023

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial infections: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can make you more prone to bacterial infection.

    FAQs

    Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's contains Clarithromycin (antibiotic). It inhibits the protein synthesis process required for the growth of the bacterial cell. As a result, bacterial cells are not able to reproduce and grow. Thus, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's helps in the prevention of infections.

    You should avoid taking iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's. Avoid taking any other antibiotics containing Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's unless your doctor has prescribed you.

    After taking antibiotics such as Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's, some people get thrush, a fungal infection. This is due to the fact that antibiotics kill the regular, harmless bacteria that serve to protect you from thrush.

    Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).

    No, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's is a macrolide antibiotic. It can be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin with doctor advice only.

    Side-effects are rare with Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's and do not usually last long. They will get better after a day or two. if those side effects persist reach out to the doctor immediately.​

    No, Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's should not be stopped even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic medication and completing the full course if very necessary; otherwise, the infection might re-appear in a more severe form.

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    Clarbit-500 Tablet 10's

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