Rithmo 500Mg Tablets 10S (Pack Size 1 X 10S)
Brand : sami pharm (pvt) ltd.
How it works
Clarithromycin exerts its antibacterial action by binding to the 5OS ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria and suppressing protein synthesis.
RITHMO TAB 500 MG 10'S
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
Clarithromycin is indicated for treatment of infections due to susceptible organisms. Such infections include: 1. Lower respiratory tract infections (e.g., bronchitis, pneumonia); 2. Upper respiratory tract infections (e.g., pharyngitis, sinusitis); 3. Skin and soft tissue infections (e.g., folliculitis, cellulitis, erysipelas); 4. Disseminated or localized mycobacterial infections due to Mycobacterium avium or Mycobacterium intracellulare. Localized infections due to Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium fortuitum, or Mycobacterium kansasii.
Diarrhea, nausea, abnormal taste, dyspepsia, abdominal pain/discomfort, and headache. . Allergic reactions ranging from urticaria and mild skin eruptions to rare cases of anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome andtoxic epidermal necrolysis have occurred. Other adverse events include glossitis, stomatitis, oral moniliasis, anorexia, vomiting, pancreatitis, tongue discoloration, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and dizziness. There have been rare cases of tooth discoloration in patients treated with Clarithromycin. Tooth discoloration is usually reversible with professional dental cleaning.There have been isolated reports of hearing loss, which is usually reversible, occurring chiefly in elderly women. Reports of alterations of the sense of smell including smell loss, usually in conjunction with taste perversion or taste loss have also been reported. Transient CNS events including anxiety, behavioral changes, confusional states, convulsions, depersonalization, disorientation, hallucinations, insomnia, depression, manic behavior, nightmares, psychosis, tinnitus, tremor, and vertigo have been reported. As with other macrolides, Clarithromycin has been associated with QT prolongation and ventricular arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia and torsades de pointes. There have been rare cases of interstitial nephritis coincident with Clarithromycin use.
When not to Use
Hypersensitivity to macrolide antibiotic drugs or any of the excipients. Concomitant administration of clarithromycin and any of the following drugs is contraindicated:Astemizole, cisapride, pimozide, terfenadine as this may result in QT prolongation and cardiac arrhythmias including ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and torsades de pointes.Concomitant administration of clarithromycin and ergot alkaloids (e.g., ergotamine or dihydroergotamine) is contraindicated, as this may result in ergot toxicity.Concomitant administration of clarithromycin and oral midazolam is contraindicated.
Adults : The usual recommended dosage of clarithromycin in adults and children 12 years of age or older, is one 250 mg tablet twice daily. In more severe infections, the dosage can be increased to 500 mg twice daily. Children : All twice daily. Under 1yr, 7.5mg/kg , 1-2 yr , 2.5ml (62.5mg), 3-6yr , 5ml (125ml), 7-9yr , 7.5ml (187.5mg) , 10-12yr , 10ml (250mg). OR As directed by your physician .
Storage yes or /no
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
The physician should not prescribe clarithromycin to pregnant women without carefully weighing the benefits against risk, particularly during the first three months of pregnancy. Long-term use may, as with other antibiotics, result in colonization with increased numbers of non-susceptible bacteria and fungi. If superinfections occur, appropriate therapy should be instituted.
Caution is advised in patients with severe renal insufficiency.
Hepatic dysfunction, including increased liver enzymes, and hepatocellular and/or cholestatic hepatitis, with or without jaundice, has been reported with clarithromycin. This hepatic dysfunction may be severe and is usually reversible .
In some instances, hepatic failure with fatal outcome has been reported and generally has been associated with serious underlying diseases and/or concomitant medications. Discontinue clarithromycin immediately if signs and symptoms of hepatitis occur, such as anorexia, jaundice, dark urine, pruritus, or tender abdomen.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Cisapride, pimozide, astemizole and terfenadine , Ergot alkaloids , Midazolam ,HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (statins).
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