Clariwin 500 Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, and skin. It is also effective against a bacteria known as H. pylori, which is associated with peptic ulcer disease.
Clariwin 500 Tablet is also effective against some infections (e.g., MAC or Mycobacterium avium complex) seen in people with reduced immunity. It stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve your symptoms and cure your infection. This medicine is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. No antacids should be taken within 2 hours of taking this medicine. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.
Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
BENEFITS OF CLARIWIN TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
Clariwin 500 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, and skin. It is also effective against a bacteria known as H. pylori, which is associated with peptic ulcer disease. It stops further growth of the bacteria causing the infection and helps treat your infection.
This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
HOW TO USE CLARIWIN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Clariwin 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Clariwin 500 Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
HOW CLARIWIN TABLET WORKS
Clariwin 500 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
Consuming alcohol with Clariwin 500 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clariwin 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clariwin 500 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Clariwin 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Clariwin 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clariwin 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Clariwin 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clariwin 500 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
- AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CLARIWIN TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Clariwin 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Clariwin
- Abdominal pain
- Injection site phlebitis
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Abnormal taste
- Taste change
- Abnormal liver function tests
Q. Can the use of Clariwin 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Clariwin 500 Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Clariwin 500 Tablet takes to work?
Usually, Clariwin 500 Tablet starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. What if I don’t get better after using Clariwin 500 Tablet?
Inform your doctor if you don’t feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Clariwin 500 Tablet cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Clariwin 500 Tablet will cause infertility in males or females.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.