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Clarithromycin

Also known as Biaxin


Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia (especially atypical pneumonias associated with Chlamydophila pneumoniae), skin and skin structure infections. In addition, it is sometimes used to treat legionellosis, Helicobacter pylori, and lyme disease. Recently there has been research towards whether Clarithromycin can be used to effectively treat idiopathic hypersomnia.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $36.84 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed clarithromycin to treat chronic sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), acute sinusitis, and acute bronchitis.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking clarithromycin most commonly experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, and pain.

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