Clarithromycin Action Mechanism
Clarithromycin impedes the growth of bacterial cell through interfering with bacterial protein synthesis. Clarithromycin achieves this task by binding to 50S ribosomal subunit of bacteria thereby inhibiting peptide translocation, which is an important step in translation of proteins.
Dosage of Clarithromycin usually depends on the severity and type of bacterial infection and your weight, hence consult your medical professional for exact dosage instructions. Taking Clarithromycin with food do not result in any severe or unwanted health complication and generally prescribed to be taken at same time every day to maintain its level in blood.
Clarithromycin emerged as an effective and accurate medication due to its wide range of applications such as treatment of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection as well as prevention and treatment of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex or MAC in HIV patients.
Clarithromycin saves your life from becoming prey to wide range of detrimental bacterial health complications. But some precautionary measures such as avoiding Clarithromycin in case you are pregnant (planning to become pregnant), breastfeeding, have any unusual or allergic reaction to any of its components or other penicillin antibiotics or suffer from any kidney or liver ailments and arrhythmias are mandatory to follow.
Clarithromycin Side effects
Common side effects of Clarithromycin include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, tooth discoloration, headache and vaginal discharge or itching.
While serious side effects of Clarithromycin include shortness of breath, problem in hearing, watery or bloody diarrhea, chest pain, severe skin reaction and severe liver symptoms such as loss of appetite, low fever, dark urine, clay colored stools and jaundice. These symptoms if persist for longer duration, require medical attention as soon as possible.