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Severe cold. Prescribed clarithromycin, sal mulcolite, symbicort inhaler. Safe to take in combination?

can I give my 11years old child sal mulcolite and clarithromycin antibiotic on the same day My daughter is having very bad cold and she is prescribed clarithromycin 2 doses of 10ml each and symbicort inhaler 2doses 2 times. I do not want to give a steroid hence want to give clarithromycin and sal mulcolite 5ml is it ok. my email address is YYYY@YYYY . She has no fever at all.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Most of these 'bad cold's are viral infections and children are more prone to viral-induced wheeze. If she is coughing at night with runny nose but sputum has changed colour, then there is a super-added bacterial infection for which antibiotics will help.
You can indeed give both symbicort and clarithromycin at the same time, but try and space them out by a few hours.
Only theophylline group of drugs have an interaction with macrolide antibiotics; such as azithromycin and theophylline when plasma concentrations of theophylline goes up; and clarithromycin inhibits metabolism of theophylline.
This is not the case here, so there is no need to worry.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sagar Mhatre's  Response
hello,,,its viral condition only,,,and its self limiting, so no need to worry,
As far there is no secondary infection do not give antibiotic also,
Take Supportive medicine, Steem Inhalation ,
Keep away from cold things.

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