Alternative to Clarithromycin?

Hello everyone. I'm new here and I wish you all well. I am struggling with not being able to sleep after my doctor has prescribed me Clarithromycin as well as Predisone. It's only been two nights but now it's the weekend so I have two more nights to go. Has anyone been prescribed a different antibiotic to this med? I know Wakefulness - as they call it - is a possible side effect and I'd love a decent night's sleep.

Thanks for any information.

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  • Some good info. here:-

  • I recently had doxycycline instead but I think it is probably the pred keeping you awake at night rather than the antibiotics.

    Hope you soon feel better.

  • Hello Lilliane

    Antibiotics keep me awake too but prednisone is worse..I asked the doctor for a sleeping tablet in the end everytime I had those, I tried camomile tea and homeopathic medicine etc nothing did it..

    Take care x

  • H Lilliane,

    It's not the antibiotics, it'll be the prednisone. Those dam steroids have the same effect on me, can't sleep. So now or should I say if and when I feel I need to take steroids I also ask the doctor for a few zopiclone 7.5 mg and they do the job splendidly......zzzzzzzz :)


  • Many thanks for the very helpful replies. Zopiclone here I come Steff!

    All the best to you all.

  • You need to take sterods as early as u can if you take after 11 its hard to sleep

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