Antibiotics are put into different groups based to their strength in tackling bacteria and the illnesses that come with them. While Cefixim
are in the milder group of cephalosporin antibiotics, Zeclar
is in the stronger group of macrolide antibiotics. Zeclar is used in severe cases of infections in the lungs
(pneumonia), the tubes that lead to the lungs (bronchitis), and in the skin. It is also useful in controlling the spread of bacteria in HIV/AIDS patients.
Zeclar was developed in Japanese labs in the 1970s. It was a byproduct of a version of erythromycin
gone wrong. More than a decade later, Abbott Laboratories, created a partnership with the original manufacturer of Zeclar, Taisho, to gain the international rights. In 2004, the medication became a generic brand in Europe and in the United States the following year.
Zeclar is taken by mouth
as a pill or oral suspension. There are also gel and lotion versions of the medication for topical use. Zeclar is effective in preventing bacteria from growing and spreading and has antimicrobial effects similar to erythromycin but is much more effective and safe. Zeclar will not cause discomfort if taken on an empty stomach
. It is easily absorbed by the body and distributed to the site of infection. When using the oral suppression pills, take the medication with food.
A missed dose should be taken immediately upon realization. If the realization is too close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal schedule. Never take a double dose of Zeclar and do not stop taking the medicine prematurely. Some symptoms may stop before the bacteria are killed. Since your goal is to kill the bacteria and stop it from spreading, take the medication for the advised period. Follow your healthcare professional's prescription.
, emesis, and swelling
on the face are common reactions to this medication. Some side effects can be severe and may include headache
, motion sickness
, skin rashes, dry mouth, anxiety
, yellowish skin, and kidney failure
. If you experience any of these, seek immediate medical attention. Any side effect that is not normal or is causing you discomfort should be cause for alarm and you should consult your healthcare professional immediately.
Special precautions need to be taken by patients with histories of allergies
problem, or electrolyte imbalance. Zeclar is not recommended for patients with these conditions as the reaction may be severe or life threatening. When taking a prescription medicine, your healthcare professional's advice is always necessary. They will determine whether the medication is appropriate for you and will regulate your intake to ensure that no damage is done.
Zeclar has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of zeclar is C38H69NO13
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-(4-dimethylamino-3-hydroxy-6-methyl-tetrahydropyran-2-yl)oxy- 14-ethyl-12,13-dihydroxy-4-(5-hydroxy-4-methoxy-4,6-dimethyl-tetrahydropyran-2-yl)oxy- 7-methoxy-3,5,7,9,11,13-hexamethyl-1-oxacyclotetradecane-2,10-dione
• Molecular weight is 747.953 g/mol
• Zeclar available : 125mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 50ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 50ml bottle, 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets