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How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Telithromycin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Telithromycin at regular intervals as instructed. Take it at the same time each day. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
You may take Telithromycin with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with plenty of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from heart, liver or kidney disease.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (breathlessness, rashes, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin or any other macrolide antibiotics.
Alert your doctor immediately if you have an illness called myasthenia gravis, which is characterised by muscle weakness. Do not take Telithromycin if you suffer from myasthenia gravis.
Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Telithromycin.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Telithromycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs such as pneumonia.
Telithromycin belongs to a group of antibiotics called the macrolides.
What side effects could I experience?
You may have diarrhoea, nausea, stomach discomfort and headache while being treated with Telithromycin. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you have diarrhoea, drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost. However, if you have severe diarrhoea or diarrhoea with severe stomach cramps or bloody stools, alert your doctor.
You may also experience some problems with your vision, such as blurring, difficulty focusing and double vision. Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your vision.
Telithromycin may cause dizziness. The dizziness may be worsened if you also have nausea and vomiting. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Telithromycin with terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, astemizole and colchicine -- alert your doctor immediately if you are taking any of these medicines.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- heart and blood pressure medicines, especially digoxin, verapamil, felodipine, quinidine, disopyramide
- migraine medicines such as ergotamine
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- lovastatin and other similar cholesterol medicines
- rifabutin and other similar TB medicines
- carbamazepine (an epilepsy medicine)
- antifungals such as fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole
- other medicines such as tacrolimus, sildenafil and similar medicines
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.