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Is it safe to take clarithromycin 500mg twice for infected sebaceous cyst?

Hello Doctor, I have an infected sebaceous cyst, and am taking claritromycin at 500 once a day, as well as visiting a clinic to have puss drained, iodine put in. The doctor is recommending taking 500mg twice a day for a few days is this ok? Thank you
Thu, 25 May 2017
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Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic!
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.
Generally a short course of antibiotic therapy is preferred after draining a sebaceous cyst. Clarithromycin is very effective and safe for this condition. You can continue clarithromycin with out any fear. The side effects are minimal.
Wishing you good health.
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