Clarithromycin drug interactions

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Avatar_n_tn Ask a pharmacist. They are the most knowledgeable about drug interactions, as a general rule. They will talk to you for free, too, unlike some doctors.
Avatar_n_tn Propulsid (generic cisapride) is generally a well tolerated drug with a very low incidence of side effects. There were less than 1% of patients taking the drug that reported palpitations. There have been some rare reports of fatal heart arrhythmias in patients taking cisapride although causality has not been established. Cisapride is metabolized through the cytochrome P-4503A4 system and therfore certain drugs should be avoided to reduce the risk of a dangerous rhythm.
1280753_tn?1367761532 Established and Other Potentially Significant Drug Interactions: Alterations in Dose or Regimen May Be Recommended Based on Drug Interaction Studies or Predicted Interaction [See Clinical Pharmacology (12.3) (Tables 6 and 7) for Magnitude of Interaction.
1322157_tn?1279660281 , of the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center, an expert on drug interactions, explains that grapefruit juice is one of the foods most likely to cause problems with drugs, because it is metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver that breaks down many drugs. The cytochrome P-450 3A4 enzyme breaks down grapefruit juice into useful components for body, just like it breaks down dozens of medications.
Avatar_n_tn Metabolism of cyclosporine may be increased; monitor serum levels. CYP2C19 substrates: Modafinil may increase the levels/effects of CYP2C19 substrates. Example substrates include citalopram, diazepam, methsuximide, phenytoin, propranolol, and sertraline. CYP3A4 inducers: CYP3A4 inducers may decrease the levels/effects of modafinil. Example inducers include aminoglutethimide, carbamazepine, nafcillin, nevirapine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and rifamycins.
Avatar_n_tn Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: warfarin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, gemfibrozil, cholestyramine, niacin azole antifungal drugs (e.g., itraconazole), clarithromycin, nefazodone, diltiazem, verapamil, protease inhibitors (e.g., indinavir). Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Avatar_n_tn (See CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and DRUG INTERACTIONS). Yes. However, I believe that acid reflux, by itself, can produce extra heartbeats in some people.
Avatar_m_tn I am concerned about possible drug interactions between the antibiotic azithromycin and the two heart medications warfarin and amiodarone. My relative has brief history of heart problems span one and a half years (though the underlying heart condition itself appears to be congenital). Rhythm problems resulted in CHF, hospitalization, and later diagnosis and heart surgery. Subsequent dysrhythmia and CHF has been prevented adequately with medication.
Avatar_f_tn -- Expect strong and quite prolonged Herxheimer reactions. -- Must watch for drug interactions (CYP3A-4 inhibitor), check the QTc interval, and monitor liver enzymes. Not to be used in pregnancy. *Augmentin -- Standard Augmentin cannot exceed three tablets daily due to the clavulanate, thus is given with amoxicillin, so that the total dose of the amoxicillin component is as listed above for amoxicillin.
Avatar_n_tn (See CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and DRUG INTERACTIONS). Yes. However, I believe that acid reflux, by itself, can produce extra heartbeats in some people.
Avatar_n_tn WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and DRUG INTERACTIONS). Yes. However, I believe that acid reflux, by itself, can produce extra heartbeats in some people.
Avatar_f_tn However, if you do need antibiotics after extraction, amoxicillin and metronidazole, erythromycin( erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin) and metronidazole are commonly prescribed for periodontal infection. You may address your condern to your dentist.
Avatar_n_tn Dear Laura O., I'm sorry that this response is probably too late. There are a number of drug interactions with cisapride (Propulsid).
Avatar_f_tn There are so many things on the drug interactions list for Olysio that I decided it would be best not to take any drugs at all. It's funny, though, because I kinda figured that the Tx would boost up my immune system, but that doesn't seem to have happened, at least not yet. But I don't really know what my VL status is since my MD told me not to do a VL until 3 months post-EOT (the only important one for determining SVR).
4451049_tn?1387157037 How am I suppose to differentiate a welcomed herx from a serious drug reaction, PMS or just a typical flare? I just traded Zithromax for Doxy as I was having some pretty serious issues on Zithromax. If it hadn't been for the serious FDA warnings and many similar reviews, I may have continued the medication but I'm not really sure as it got pretty rough. (I always take my abx at different times so if I do have some sort of reaction, I have a good idea which medication is the culprit.
Avatar_f_tn I just googled babesia magnesium and got a lot of hits -- didn't have to read them, but a quick skim of the googleblurb shows lots of opinion (perhaps contradictory) about the interactions of babs and Mg. fwiw will try to read some more on it over the weekend and post anything interesting.
Avatar_f_tn Maybe this is a repeat..if so..apologies. You might want to consider taking citrus bioflavonoids which contains naringenin. Haven't found that flavanoid alone so far. Like said in the would probably need to be taken by injection for it to be very affective. Aren't there more sensitive tests?...5 IU/ml?