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Clarithromycin and Corlentor, eye infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can I take both Clarithromycin and Corlentor (Ivabradine)?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr Mitaly here
User :   Hi. I take twice a day 2.5 Mg. of Corlentor (Ivabradine)
User :   now I have an infection near the eye
User :   and I must take Clarithromycin for 5 days
User :   my doctor said its fine to take them both
Doctor :   Ok
User :   however, the Corlentor "manual" says "do not take ", if you take Clarithromycin
User :   I just need a second opinion
Doctor :   Ivabradine is a novel drug given in Angina, hence I require a minute to refer to my medical text
User :   I take it because I have a higher hearh rate (tachycardia)
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   23
Doctor :   When were you given these medicines
User :   Corlentor - for more than a year
User :   Clarithromycin - today
Doctor :   Ok Just a minute
User :   ok. I just need to know if its fine to take them both for 5 days
Doctor :   Can you tell me the dose and the schedule of both of them
User :   2.5 mg. of Corlentor (Ivabradine) twice a day
User :   500 Mg. of Clarithromicin every 24 hours
Doctor :   Ok, the medical information suggests to avoid both of them at a time
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   It says it is absolutely contraindicated
Doctor :   Now the next step to do is
User :   I should remind this to my doctor who says its fine to take them
Doctor :   Choosing an alternative antibiotic for your eye infecton
Doctor :   because eye infections can be treated with a broad band of antibiotics
Doctor :   Which place are you from?
User :   Bulgaria, Eastern Europe
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I think you speak to your treating doctor
Doctor :   and ask for an alternative drug
Doctor :   saying that ' I am not comfortable taking this medicine as I have read the drug interactions between Ivabradine and Clarithro
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes, I did
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions which I can answer?
User :   I will visit again my doctor today
User :   no, thank you
Doctor :   Thanks you for consulting me
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   I have read two literatures before answering your questions
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