Fromilid - Use | Dose | Side Effects

Fromilid is medicine that belongs to the group of antibiotics, subgroup of macrolide antibiotics. Fromilid contains the active ingredient-clarithromycin. It works by blocking certain enzymes and killing bacteria. Fromilid is used in the therapy of infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to clarithromycin. Fromilid is used in the treatment of the following infections:

  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Helicobacter pylori infection, which usually causes stomach and duodenal ulcers
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (tonsillitis, sinusitis, inflammation of the pharynx)
  • Lower respiratory tract infections (pneumonia, bronchitis)


Fromilid cannot be used or can be used only with great caution in the following conditions:

  • If you are using medicines to treat migraine headaches such as dihydroergotamine.
  • If you have liver disorders
  • If you have kidney disorders
  • If you are allergic to the active substance-clarithromycin or other similar medications such as azithromycin (Hemomycin), erythromycin.
  • If you have an arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • If you are using medications used to treat high cholesterol such as: simvastatin, pravastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, lovastatin and other similar medications.
  • If you are using medications such as cisapride (used to treat stomach disorders) or medicines used to treat allergies such as terfenadine and astemizole. Concomitant use with these medications can cause a dangerous arrhythmia.

Fromilid should not be used in combination with alcoholic beverages. Fromilid cannot be used in children under the age of 12.

Use of Fromilid during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Fromilid can be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child. Fromilid passes into breast milk and may harm your baby. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Fromilid.

How to use

Fromilid can be taken with or without food. Food does not affect Fromilid.

Condition Dose
Respiratory tract infections 250 mg twice a day, for 7-14 days
Helicobacter Pylori infection 500 mg 3 times a day, for 14 days

Use with other medications (Interactions)

Fromilid cannot be used or can be used only with great caution with the following medications:

  • Oral anticoagulants used to treat thrombosis, such as:
    • acenocoumarol (Sintrom, Sinkum 4),
    • warfarin (Farin) and other similar medications. Concomitant use of Fromilid with these medications increases the risk of bleeding.
  • Cyclosporin, which is used to treat autoimmune diseases
  • Tranquilizers such as:
    • midazolam,
    • diazepam and other similar medications.
  • Medications used to treat diabetes such as:
    • pioglitazone,
    • rosiglitazone,
    • insulin, and other similar medications.
  • Medications used to treat inflammation, called corticosteroids such as:
    • dexamethazone,
    • methylprednisolone,
    • prednisolone, and other similar medications.
  • Medications used to treat AIDS (HIV infection)
  • Medications used to treat impotence such as:
    • sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil
  • St. John's Wort.
  • Colchicine, which is used to treat gout.

Tell your doctor about all medicines and herbal medicines you are taking.

Side effects

Fromilid can cause the following side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Acne
  • Cough
  • Liver impairment
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood changes
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Depression
  • Nightmares

Tell your doctor if you get any of above listed adverse effects.