I have a terrible allergic reactions to most drugs; be it anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, paracetamol, pain-reliever...you name it. I need to be skin-tested first before I can ingest a medication. It's really difficult to have this kind of condition because I am always left to just cry quietly whenever I am sick or feel pain.
About half year ago, I had pneumonia and a recurring cough and colds. I have been to several doctors and never got better despite the numerous medications prescribed to me. I was even injected with steriods at one point to relieve my congestion. Until one doctor prescribed me Clamycin. It is an anti-biotic (clarithromycin). I was tested for any allergic reactions and thank goodness was responding well on the medication. I was to take 500 mg of this medicine for 1 week. After the duration of the treatment, my infection in the lungs and even my sinusitis was cured and cleared!
The medication comes in tablet form in a foil pack. Each tablet contains 500 mg of Clarithromycin. It is quite costly, to be honest but I would not mind paying that much just to get well.
There were few side-effects which I noticed. I had slight headache and my taste got bitter halfway through taking the medicine. When the week lapsed, my taste buds were still not back to normal. I could still taste (and slightly smell) bitter.