Synclar (Clarithromycin) is classified as a macrolide antibiotic and is said to be semi-synthetic. It exhibits a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity against many aerobic gram negative and gram positive microorganisms, as well as other types of bacteria. This medicine`s mechanism of action involves attaching to the ribosomal subunit of the bacteria, thereby preventing them from producing the proteins needed to grow and survive.
Any leftover microorganisms are subsequently destroyed by the body and its immune system. Indications include bacterial infections occurring on the skin, in the respiratory system (including sinusitis and exacerbation of bronchitis due to bacteria), Lyme disease and other conditions not listed here. Physicians have even used it in combination other types of medication to get rid of helicobacter pylori in patients affected by stomach ulcers.
- Loose stools
- Digestive upset
- Pain occurring in the stomach
- Abnormal taste inside the mouth
Get medical assistance straight away if you notice appetite reduction, jaundice, discolored urine or any other severe adverse events which have not been referenced here.
Liver problems may be associated with this medication in certain cases, and you are advised to fully discuss the risk of this with your physician prior to commencing treatment.
If you suffer from any symptoms which are indicative of an infection during the course of treatment, go to see your physician straight away.