Macrolides are a class of antibiotics used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. It is commonly used for respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue, H. pylori and sexually transmitted infections.
Common side effects include:
Nausea/vomiting, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea
Rare but serious side effects include:
Abnormal or fast heartbeats
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Macrolides may affect the levels of other medications in your body. Inform your healthcare providers if you are on long term medications for additional advice.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Erythromycin and Clarithromycin Suspension: Follow the storage and expiry date as stated on the bottle or as advised by your healthcare professionals.
Please return any unused or expired antibiotics to the pharmacy where you received it from.