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Clarithromycin and prednisone

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Rosie92 Sat 06-Jul-19 21:31:05

Hi I've recently been diagnosed with a chest infection but have the biggest phobia of taking new medicine?
Has anyone taken prednisone and clarithromycin together?
I'm also on sertraline and propranolol regularly:

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AnnaMagnani Sat 06-Jul-19 21:46:54

It is a very typical combination. Do you have a particular worry about it?

Also have you been diagnosed with any sort of ongoing chest condition given the steroids?

PlugUgly1980 Sun 07-Jul-19 08:11:26

I'm on both currently for a chest infection. I've had this combination lots of times before as an asthmatic prone to chest infections. My five year old has also had numerous courses of prednisone as well. I've had no negative experience. I usually see an improvement in my chest within 24 hours and it's kept me out of hospital many times. Only minor side effect are slightly vivid dreams.

AnnaMagnani Sun 07-Jul-19 10:02:00

If you are asthmatic, why are you on propranolol?

Non-selective betablockers like propranolol are contraindicated in asthma as they have been shown many many times to make asthma worse.

Have you had this reviewed by your GP or respiratory physician?

AnnaMagnani Sun 07-Jul-19 10:03:00

Oops sorry, PlugUgly, didn't spot I wasn't replying to the OP. My mistake.

But basically that is my worry about her post.

Rosie92 Wed 10-Jul-19 22:26:41

Hi so I was asthmatic as a child but touch wood have not had an attack since was I 7, and I'm now 27.
I have a chest infection so that's why the steroids and antibiotics x

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