Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that treats a range of bacterial infections such as infections of the respiratory tract or skin. It may also be prescribed, in combination with other drugs, to combat certain stomach ulcers.

Generic Biaxin, Klaricid, Xetinin XL


Klacid, Clarbact, Claribid, Maclar


Alkem Laboratories, Pfizer, Ipca Laboratories, Abbott, Glenmark


250 mg, 500 mg




Clarithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it Works

Clarithromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin fights bacterial infections in the body. Clarithromycin works by stopping the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common Side effects

Some of the potential side effects of Clarithromycin can include the symptoms below;

Abdominal pain,


The Clanthromycin is coming in to the classification of drug. It is having the marketing strategy in the generic drug. The US brand name of this drug is Biaxin and having the other brand name as CLARBACT. The drug is designed by IPCA, Alkem Laboratories, Pfizer. The drug is usually made in the form of tablets. Each tablet is having the various strength as 250 mg, and 500 mg. The drug is designed to act as the antibiotic against all the bacterial infections. It is having numerous application in avoiding breathing infections, throat infections and the eye infection.


The drug is having the active content as CLANTHROMYCIN. It is having the active contents like hypromellose, starch, acid contents, titanium dioxide, and magnesium stearate. The drugs are easily available in the online stores and the offline medical centers. They are available for the cheap cost which is labeled in the cover of the tablet. It is manufactured in the India and having world level marketing strategy. The reported molecular weight is 747.96


The drug is used as the antibiotic in our body and prevents all bacterial infections like breathing problem, wheezing, and the throat infections. It used to avoid the seasonal allergies like runny nose and reddish of eyes. It is used to prevent the fever due to infections.

Dosage and administration

The tablet should be taken with the water. It might be taken after the food. Usually the strength of the tablet is 250 mg initially and can be increased further. The dosage should be taken as per the schedule given by the doctors and the manual of the tablet covers. You should not miss any dosage and take medicines daily on the regular basis. If you miss any dosage you can skip the dosage on the particular day and take medicines for the next day.


It is necessary that you should tell the allergies and other medical conditions with the doctors to begin with this drug. The pregnant and breast feeding women should consult with the doctors before using the medicines.

Important Precautions

You should not drive the heavy vehicles like bike and cars and avoid doing the rough work, hard games. You should need to contact with the doctors when you experience any side effects. You should have the contact numbers of the nearest medical care centers for any urgent.

Side effects

You might be affected with fever, head-ache and stomach pain in case of any overdose. It may cause throat, face and mouth infections. The people are getting the rashes and the itching in the joints of the hands and legs. Sometimes the side effects may cause the problems in the ear and the throat.


The drug can be stored in the temperature of 23-25 degrees. It should not be stored in the heat and cold. It should be prevented from the sunlight and also not reachable to the children, pets and any mentally affected people in the home. It should not be used after the expiry date. It should not be wetted in the rain and not keep in the bathroom.

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