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Maclar Susp

By GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS
30ml Dry Suspension in Bottle
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Clarithromycin(125.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Maclar Dry Suspension is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) and infections of the ears, sinuses, skin and throat. It cont...
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Uses of Maclar 125 MG

Maclar Dry Suspension is used to treat various bacterial infections like lungs, airways, ear, skin and soft tissue infection.

Contraindications of Maclar 125 MG

  • If you are allergic to Clarithromycin, the active ingredient in Maclar Dry Suspension or other medicines of class macrolides antibiotics (Azithromycin, Fidoximycin and Erythromycin).
  • If you have severe liver disease alone or in combination with severe kidney disease.
  • If you have a condition of low potassium levels (hypokalaemia).
  • If you are on certain medicines such as medicine for allergy, heartburn, mood disorder, for certain heart conditions, migraine, gout and medicines for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • If you are suffering from a disorder of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) and/or other heart rhythm disorders like QT prolongation.

Side effects of Maclar 125 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Taste disturbances
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in liver enzymes

Precautions and Warnings of Maclar 125 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Maclar Dry Suspension during pregnancy?
A:
It is not recommended to use Maclar Dry Suspension during pregnancy, especially during the first 3 months as it may be life-threatening for the developing baby. It is recommended that you should consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Maclar Dry Suspension while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not recommended to take Maclar Dry Suspension when you are breastfeeding your newborn, as Clarithromycin is known to pass into the breastmilk and cause loose motions and fungal infections to various tissues (mucous membranes) to the newborn.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Maclar Dry Suspension?
A:
Maclar Dry Suspension does not affect your ability to drive. Nonetheless, if you are feeling dizzy or disoriented after taking this medicine, it is recommended that you should avoid driving until you feel better.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Maclar Dry Suspension?
A:
Alcohol is not known to reduce the effectiveness of Maclar Dry Suspension. However, if you feel drowsy, dizzy or disoriented after taking this medicine, it is recommended that you avoid consuming alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You are getting operated or are planning to get operated.
  • You are suffering from any kidney, liver or heart-related disease.
  • You experience loose motions on taking Maclar Dry Suspension.
  • You are suffering from low levels of magnesium (hypomagnesaemia), low levels of potassium (hypokalaemia).
  • You are suffering from community-acquired pneumonia (studies suggest that the bacteria causing this condition is resistant to macrolide antibiotics).
  • You are suffering from a severe allergic reaction on taking the medicine.
  • You are suffering from a condition known as Myasthenia gravis (a rare neuromuscular disorder that weakens the skeletal muscles).
  • You are diabetic and taking oral hypoglycaemic agents and/or insulin as Clarithromycin may decrease the blood sugar.
  • You have impaired carbohydrate mechanism (fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency).
  • In case of concomitant administration of Clarithromycin with other medicines that damage the ear (ototoxic medicines), especially with aminoglycosides, monitoring of sensory and hearing function of th...
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Mode of Action of Maclar 125 MG

How Does It Work?

Clarithromycin is the active ingredient in Maclar Dry Suspension, it belongs to the class of antibiotics used against bacterial infections. Clarithromycin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in ...
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Directions for Use of Maclar 125 MG

  • Take Maclar Dry Suspension as directed by your doctor.
  • For reconstitution add boiled and cooled water, slightly below the mark on the bottle or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Shake it well and make the volume up to the given mark on the bottle.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon or dropper for the exact quantity.
  • Reconstituted solutions should be used within the duration mentioned in the bottle.

Interactions of Maclar 125 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Maclar Dry Suspension works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Concomitant use of Maclar Dry Suspension with medicines like antiallergic medicine (astemizole and terfenadine), medicines used to treat heartburn (cisapride), medicines used to treat mood disorder (p...
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  • Maclar Dry Suspension should not be given to patients taking medicine for migraine (Ergotamine/dihydroergotamine) as there is an increased risk of ergot toxicity which has symptoms like reduced oxygen...
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  • Clarithromycin when used along with quinidine or disopyramide (medicines used to treat irregular heart rhythm) is known to cause heart rhythm related issues.
  • You are on cholesterol-lowering medicines (statins) as concomitant use of Clarithromycin with lovastatin or simvastatin is contraindicated. Caution should be exercised when prescribing Clarithromycin ...
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  • Treatment with Clarithromycin in patients already receiving any of the agents that suppress the immunity such as, cyclosporin, tacrolimus or sirolimus should be done with caution, as concurrent treatm...
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  • Use of clarithromycin along with blood thinners like warfarin should be done with caution as concomitant use may lead to increasing the side effects of warfarin.

Storage and disposal of Maclar 125 MG

  • Store Maclar Dry Suspension at room temperature, in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Maclar 125 MG

Overdose

If you have taken too much of Maclar Dry Suspension, contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately. You may experience symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Maclar Dry Suspension, take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Make ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Maclar Dry Suspension be taken for urinary tract infections?

A: No, Maclar Dry Suspension belongs to the class of antibiotics. This medicine should be used only for the condition that it has been prescribed for. Antibiotics should not be used without consulting a doctor as they may lead to a phenomenon known as 'Antibiotic resistance'. The development of this phenomenon may lead to the ineffectiveness of the treatment. Hence, it is recommended to avoid using this medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q: Does Maclar Dry Suspension make you feel tired?

A: Maclar Dry Suspension generally causes stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, headache and diarrhoea. Fatigue, dizziness and drowsiness is not a reported side effect. Nevertheless, every individual has a varied physiological response to any medicine. Thus, consult your doctor before use.

Q: Can Maclar Dry Suspension be used during pregnancy?

A: No, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is known to have life-threatening effects for the developing baby, especially in the first 3 months. Please consult your doctor before using it.

Q: Can Maclar Dry Suspension clear my cough and cold?

A: This medicine should not be used for cough and cold unless it is prescribed by the doctor. Maclar Dry Suspension is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections like pneumonia, inflammation to the airways, infection to the skin, ears, sinuses and throat. If there is a need for an antibiotic for cough and cold, it will be prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended to avoid self-medication.
Product Details
Brand
MACLAR
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
15/08/2022

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ContainsClarithromycin(125.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsNausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2021 | 02:17 PM (IST)
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