Drug: Omeclamox-Pak (amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole)

What is amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole (Omeclamox-Pak)? Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. These antibiotics fight bacteria in the body.Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.The combination of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole is used to prevent stomach ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).Amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole (Omeclamox-Pak)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
  • hives;
  • wheezing, difficulty breathing;
  • blood in your urine, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating more or less than usual;
  • fever, swollen glands, rash or itching, joint pain, or general ill feeling;
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
  • dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • headache, weakness;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, gas, indigestion;
  • constipation, mild diarrhea;
  • back pain;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat; or
  • unusual taste in your mouth.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole (Omeclamox-Pak)? A gout medication called colchicine (Colcrys) can interact with clarithromycin and cause serious or life-threatening medical problems. You should not take colchicine during your treatment with amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole, especially if you are an older adult with kidney disease. Many drugs can interact with amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
  • ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen);
  • carbamazepine (Equetro, Carbatrol, Tegretol);
  • cilostazol (Pletal);
  • digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
  • ketoconazole (Nizoral);
  • probenecid (Benemid);
  • sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • cholesterol-lowering drugs such as lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor) or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin, Juvisync);
  • a heart rhythm medication such as disopyramide (Norpace) or quinidine (Quin-G);
  • HIV/AIDS medications such as atazanavir (Reyataz), nelfinavir (Viracept), or saquinavir (Invirase);
  • iron supplements (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, and others); or
  • a sedative such as alprazolam (Xanax), midazolam (Versed), or triazolam (Halcion).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and omeprazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

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What happens if I overdose (Omeclamox-Pak)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

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