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
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. Thanks Dr Shinas
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