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Ketek Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Telithromycin (Ketek™) is an antibiotic. It kills various bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treats lung, sinus, and throat infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Ketek Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is two 400-milligram tablets taken once a day at the same time.
  • For acute flare-ups of chronic bronchitis or acute sinusitis, then you should be taken usual dose for 5 days.

Uses of Ketek

  • It is used to treat bacterial infections in the lungs and sinuses, specifically acute flare-ups of chronic bronchitis, acute sinusitis, Pneumonia.
  • Ketek may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ketek

Before taken Ketek medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ketek. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness (somnolence)
  • Difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Rash or itching

Warnings and precautions before taking Ketek:

  • If you have myasthenia gravis, then you should be used ketek with extra caution.
  • If you are taking ketek, then it may cause visual problems, such as blurred vision or difficulty focusing.
  • If you develop an irregular heartbeat or if you faint while taking the drug, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Ketek with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ketek with the following:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Diuretics
  • Ergot-containing drugs such as Cafergot
  • Hexobarbital
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifampin
  • Sirolimus
  • Tacrolimus

Ketek is not expected to cause overdose symptoms. But after taken Ketek if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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