About Clarithromycin

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About Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is used in bacterial infections by bacteria susceptible to clarithromycin, including streptococci. These include bacterial inflammations of the respiratory tract and the ear, nose and throat, such as:

  • Bronchial infections such as acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • sinusitis and runny nose
  • Oral and pharyngeal infections.
  • Tonsillitis.

Clarithromycin is also used in some skin infections and soft tissue infections. These include

    • Pus (Impetigo)
    • erysipelas
    • Hair follicles (folliculitis) or follicles (boils)
    • Pus (abscesses)
    • wound infections.

In addition, clarithromycin is used when a more suitable antibiotic can no longer be used due to an incompatibility of the drug or the drug class. The same applies if the infection-causing bacteria have become resistant to these active substances. This may be the case with tonsillitis caused by streptococci, but also with moderate skin infections that no longer respond to penicillins. In addition, clarithromycin is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, a common gastrointestinal bacterium. Here, the drug is administered together with omeprazole and amoxicillin or metronidazole.

Clarithromycin is used preventively in patients suffering from AIDS or other immunodeficiency diseases because of its good activity against mycobacteria (a combination of bacteria and fungi).

Clarithromycin is predominantly used in tablet form, but can also be given parenterally, ie as an injection or infusion, directly into the bloodstream.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

      • treat bacterial infections

This is how Clarithromycin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of clarithromycin.
Please also read the information on the drug classes macrolide antibiotics, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient clarithromycin belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is used in bacterial infections by bacteria susceptible to clarithromycin, including streptococci. These include bacterial inflammations of the respiratory tract and the ear, nose and throat, such as:

      • Bronchial infections such as acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis
      • pneumonia
      • sinusitis and runny nose
      • Oral and pharyngeal infections.
      • Tonsillitis.

Clarithromycin is also used in some skin infections and soft tissue infections. These include

      • Pus (Impetigo)
      • erysipelas
      • Hair follicles (folliculitis) or follicles (boils)
      • Pus (abscesses)
      • wound infections.

In addition, clarithromycin is used when a more suitable antibiotic can no longer be used due to an incompatibility of the drug or the drug class. The same applies if the infection-causing bacteria have become resistant to these active substances. This may be the case with tonsillitis caused by streptococci, but also with moderate skin infections that no longer respond to penicillins. In addition, clarithromycin is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, a common gastrointestinal bacterium. Here, the drug is administered together with omeprazole and amoxicillin or metronidazole.

Clarithromycin is used preventively in patients suffering from AIDS or other immunodeficiency diseases because of its good activity against mycobacteria (a combination of bacteria and fungi).

Clarithromycin is predominantly used in tablet form, but can also be given parenterally, ie as an injection or infusion, directly into the bloodstream.

For the following uses of Clarithromycin , in-depth information is available:

        • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
        • pneumonia
        • skin infections
        • Streptococcal infections
        • tonsillitis

Cold, sinusitis

        • chronic bronchitis
        • otitis media
        • inflammation
        • Inflammation of the oropharynx
        • acute bronchitis
        • Wound care and wound care

Mode of action of clarithromycin

Clarithromycin belongs to the group of macrolide antibiotics. The active ingredient can both inhibit bacteria in their multiplication (bacteriostatic effect) and kill (bactericidal effect). This antibacterial effect of clarithromycin is based on an inhibition of protein production of the pathogens. It is highly effective against a variety of pathogens, both aerobic (air-breathing) and anaerobic (not air-breathing) strains of various groups (gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria).

Clarithromycin is less decomposed by gastric acidity than the older erythromycin. So Clarithromycin can achieve a higher effect at the same dose, although it only half as much bactericidal effect.

Potential Clarithromycin side effects may include:

Clarithromycin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Nancy M. Grant says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    Because of severe bronchitis, my doctor prescribed this antibiotic. After taking 2 tablets for the first time, he had given me twice the dose on the first day, and within a half-hour I got a gag. I was no longer able to remove myself from the toilet. The nausea persisted and the doctor told me that was normal … I also noticed the bitter taste!

    Side effects: Nausea
  2. Joan D. Griggs says:
    4.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Cold

    One week after treatment (now about 2 1/2 weeks ago) onset of abdominal cramping, but only in the evening and fungal infection!

  3. Liz A. Mobley says:
    2.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Lymph node inflammation

    Shortly after I started using the drug, I got the feeling that the things I eat somehow taste different than usual. Feeling unbalanced, in a bad mood and dull. Sometimes I feel pretty cold and dizzy

  4. Tammy M. Solomon says:
    2.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Lymph node inflammation

    after the second intake strong nausea with nausea; after 1.5 days the intake stopped; Nausea and nausea persist (1.5 days after weaning)

    Side effects: Nausea
  5. Eugene L. Roden says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Difficulties swallowing; Pharyngitis

    After 3 days the neck was better, but the side effects ruined one. So I had in my big toe a gout attack of hitherto unimagined extent! and on the leg, the joints were inflamed and thick (knees on both sides, foot ankle on both sides, large toe ground joint with gout) and the leg was hot. Below the left eye, the connective tissue turned red and itched to 39 degrees with simultaneous continuous increase in body temperature. Sleeping was 2 nights not to think! The side effects are often indicated in the leaflet with !!! Who gives the approval for the approval of a small drug – or better asked, to whom the farma industry has pocketed the bags !!!

    Side effects: Itching; Insomnia
  6. Joseph D. Landis says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Angina tonsillaris

    I’m taking the antibiotic just the first day and can say that it works very well. Unfortunately, these are also the first pills that cause very fast side effects in my life. I got flatulence after about 4 hours and diarrhea after about 8 hours.

    Side effects: Flatulence; Diarrhea
  7. Susan C. Vasquez says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Angina tonsillaris; Bronchitis (acute)

    Ingestion every 12 hours, 1Tbl 250mg, against angina and acute bronchitis -the effect began well after the second day of administration, but then the side effects became more and more obvious, although I took perenterol forte at the same time-on the 4th day I had cramps, one-off Vomiting, diarrhea-vomiting on the fifth day, short-term spasms in the upper abdomen, -about 6 hours after taking permanent vomiting with severe pain, cramps especially in the upper abdomen and sweats, the spook was over after 10 hours, the last both pills remain uninhibited, without a doctor’s agreement and the sore throat are back, I would not take this medicine again.

    Side effects: Vomit; Diarrhea
  8. Kathleen B. Kopp says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Page strand angina

    INMER about half an hour after taking very strong nausea (with stomach protection no problems) hot flush strong headache at night bitter aftertaste but otherwise immediate easing of the sore throat

    Side effects: Bitter taste; Headache; Nausea
  9. Nada S. Lewis says:
    3.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (chronic)

    My experience with the antibiotics are only good. I got it with aggravated bronchitis, I got almost no air for 2 days before taking it. When I then took the drug was noticeable after a day a significant improvement. I also tolerated it very well, only in the days I was very emotional and a bit cranky, which I did not find annoying.

  10. Larry M. Williams says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (chronic)

    Vomiting …. diarrhea …. dizzy spells …. were abolished / exchanged for another drug on the third day

    Side effects: Vomit; Dizziness; Diarrhea
  11. Judith F. Partida says:
    2.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (chronic)

    Today started with 2, 500 mg and 6 hours later such cramps and diarrhea. Then I prefer to try vegetable and homeopathic. The abdominal cramps are really bad and dizzy me too. Never again, really

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Diarrhea
  12. Nan S. May says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for To cough

    Drug was fast, but many side effects: nausea, mega headache, about 2 hours after taking any bitter taste in the mouth, insomnia v.a. in the early morning, itching

  13. Kevin E. Baker says:
    2.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Laryngitis

    I was dizzy all day, have a headache in the evening I was feeling sick

    Side effects: Headache; Dizziness
  14. Stephan N. Bell says:
    5.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Laryngitis

    Already on the second day of taking a light sleep disorder and mild anxiety. In addition, I suffered in the evening under loss of appetite. The following day after the sixth tablet (250mg), the side effects increased greatly. Fear of the death of close relatives and the transfer of foreign suffering to themselves occurred. Add to that an always dry throat and massive sleep disturbances, which gives me the time to write this review. Tomorrow I will go to my doctor and discuss with him these side effects. In any case, I will not take the drug anymore.

    Side effects: Anorexia; Anxiety states; Insomnia
  15. Florine W. Skidmore says:
    3.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bacterial infection

    Got this antibiotic prescribed for suspected bacterial infection of the cervical area and salivary gland inflammation for 7 days. On the 5th day of administration an acute pancreatitis developed, which fortunately could be brought to light with light food. On the 7th day of intake, I noticed strong acne on the back and in the chest, this disappeared after about 7 days! The salivary gland inflammation is present until today with unexplained cause! Neck inflammation was gone after taking the antibiotics!

  16. Eugenia J. McKeever says:
    2.0 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    After the 3rd day amoxicillin total inflammation of the oral mucosa with blistering to the pharynx. Shortness of breath and then with an ambulance in the university clinic Cologne. Therapy with cortisone and Avalox.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction