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URCLAR contains Clarithromycin which belongs to the group of medicines called Macrolide Antibiotics. It is used to treat infections like upper respiratory tract infections (pharyngitis, and sinusitis), lower tract respiratory infections (bronchitis and pneumonia), middle ear infections (acute otitis media), skin and soft tissue infections (impetigo, folliculitis, cellulitis and abscesses), tooth and mouth infections (periapical abscess, periodontitis) as well as in patients with duodenal ulceration and helicobacter pylori infection.
URCLAR is also used to treat mycobacterial infections (disseminated or localized) in adults, children and adolescents above 12 years of age.
Before prescribing URCLAR, your doctor may want you to undergo a few diagnostic tests to determine the exact cause of your infection before starting with URCLAR.
Before taking URCLAR, inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney disorder or have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, severe heart failure or slowed heart rate.
URCLAR is not recommended in patients with a history of heart rhythm disorders (such as ventricular cardiac arrhythmia, and fast heart rhythm) and patients with long QT syndrome (abnormality in electrocardiogram).
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor for advice before taking. The most common side effect of taking this medicine is stomach pain, headache, diarrhoea and sleeplessness. Contact your doctor immediately if any of the above symptoms worsen with time.
Used to treat:
URCLAR prevents the growth of bacteria by interfering with its protein synthesis and binds specific proteins present in the bacterial ribosomes, thus stopping the growth of the bacteria inside the body, which helps to reduce the infection and its symptoms.
Take URCLAR as advised by your physician.
For Tablet: Swallow URCLAR with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
For Dispersible Tablet: Disperse URCLAR in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. Consume the mixture immediately after reconstitution.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take URCLAR for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.
Stop taking URCLAR and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume too much alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Nausea or Vomiting:
Take this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily-rich or spicy foods.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.
URCLAR is generally not recommended in pregnant women unless the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
URCLAR is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers as it may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizziness, vertigo, confusion, and disorientation after taking URCLAR.
URCLAR is generally not recommended in patients with severe concurrent kidney failure. Consult a doctor before taking URCLAR.
URCLAR is generally not recommended for patients with severe liver failure. Consult a doctor before taking URCLAR.
Do not take URCLAR if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Clarithromycin and other macrolide antibiotics or to any other constituents of URCLAR.
URCLAR is not recommended for patients with heart rhythm disorders such as ventricular cardiac arrhythmia, including the type of ventricular tachycardia (torsades de pointes) and if you have long QT syndrome (showing abnormality in electrocardiogram). However URCLAR should be taken with caution in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease, severe heart failure or slowed heart rate. Consult a doctor before taking.
URCLAR is not recommended to be taken if you:
Use in pediatrics:
URCLAR is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 12 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking URCLAR.
Use in geriatrics:
URCLAR should be taken with caution in elderly patients as they are prone to develop torsades de pointes arrhythmias (fast ventricular rhythm). Consult a doctor before taking URCLAR.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking URCLAR, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally took more of URCLAR. consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose are vomiting and stomach pain.
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Treat Bacterial infections
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Tablet, Injection, Dry syrup, Oral suspensions, Gel, Granules, Lotion, Solution
What is URCLAR used for?
URCLAR is used to treat infections like upper respiratory tract infections (pharyngitis, and sinusitis), lower tract respiratory infections (bronchitis and pneumonia), middle ear infections (acute otitis media), skin and soft tissue infections (impetigo, folliculitis, cellulitis and abscesses), tooth and mouth infections (periapical abscess, periodontitis) as well as in patients with duodenal ulceration and helicobacter pylori infection.
If I start feeling well, can I skip the dose of URCLAR?
No. You should complete the full course of URCLAR as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that URCLAR be taken at the right dose and for the right duration given. Otherwise, the symptoms can prevail and sometimes worsen.
Will taking URCLAR more than the given dose provide a faster cure?
No, self-medication will always harm and result in an adverse reaction. Upon taking URCLAR more than the given dose, you may suffer from serious vomiting and stomach pain, in such cases consult a doctor immediately and go to the nearby hospital.
Who cannot take URCLAR?
URCLAR is not recommended for patients who have allergic reactions, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat, abnormal low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood. Consult a doctor before taking URCLAR.
Can URCLAR be given to pregnant women?
URCLAR does not have adequate data, hence the medicine is not advised unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. Consult a doctor for advice before taking URCLAR.
Can URCLAR cause diarrhoea?
Yes, URCLAR can cause serious diarrhoea during or after antibiotic use. Usually, discontinuation of medicine can subside diarrhoea. However, if diarrhoea persists or if there is blood in the stool then immediately consult a doctor for advice.
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