Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read all the information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Shake well before use. Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this drug.
Overdose: If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How Do I Store and/or Throw Out This Drug? Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Protect from light. Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. Throw away any part not used after 2 weeks. Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
What Do I Do If I Miss a Dose? Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are the side effects of Clarithromycin? Clarithromycin appears to be well tolerated in pets, but it may cause some stomach upset. Giving clarithromycin with food may help alleviate some of the stomach side effects. A rare side effect of clarithromycin in cats is inner ear redness
What else should you know about Clarithromycin oral suspension? The suspension will arrive as a powder that will need water added to it and a thorough shaking. VetRxDirect will provide a syringe with a marker on it with which you can measure the needed water. Shake vigorously immediately after adding the water and every time you are going to give your pet a dose. Clarithromycin interacts with many medications, including cisapride, antacids, other antibiotics, NSAIDs, ACE Inhibitors, Cyclosporine, spironolactone, potassium, and many other drugs.