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. Susan T. Vines says:
    3.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    Immediately: Metallic taste; About 2 hours after taking the headache began, which remained more or less the whole time; severe pain when moving the eyeballs; from the second night (after the third dose): insomnia and about 6 hours after taking the tablet severe nausea that lasts about as long. In addition, extreme dry mouth and occasional muscle pain in the legs, so that I could no longer sit or lie down. The side effects are due to clarithromycin, as I have previously received and tolerated penicillin. I already took omeprazole one week before and did not experience any serious side effects (except bloating and muscle pain in the first few days). Since the side effects increased after each tablet intake and I was finally in a terrible condition, I stopped the therapy after the 4th dose. After about 3 days I was fine again.

  2. Craig A. Wroblewski says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    After clarithromycin did not achieve the desired effect after severe bronchitis, I received it from my doctor Avalox, so that it does not become chronic (smoker). After the third intake (ie on the third day) I got anxiety, anxiety, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, panic attacks at night. It felt like my heart was tightening. I woke up from nowhere and it was there and I had no sleep problems before, on the contrary. Since I already had a lot of privacy privately, I did not immediately realize that Avalox could be guilty of it and took it further. Since it was the weekend, I could not visit a doctor … so it came to the duration of 6 days. The side effects have disappeared only after another 4-5 days, but the anxiety is not completely gone today (4 weeks after), I’m still weak and the bronchitis has come back (probably never completely gone). Now take Cefuroxime and wait for the things that are coming … I do not want to experience such a thing again !!! and advise everyone to stop taking it. At least the drug should be stopped IMMEDIATELY when the side effects occur.

  3. Leon N. Brown says:
    3.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    For 2.5 days o.g. Medicines taken for Heliobacter. Shortly after taking it there is nausea and abdominal cramps that last over 3 hours.

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Nausea
  4. Rebecca H. McKinney says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    Have to each antibiotic intake (2x daily) eaten yogurt, in addition taken a drug to build up the intestinal flora. On the 5th day in the evening without yogurt and Lactobacillus taken, on the 6th day I had bad diarrhea (about 12 – 13 defecation within 4 hours) and nausea. Then I got prescribed for the diarrhea Enterobene, they worked quickly. On the 7th and last day of taking antibiotics itchy rash on the scalp, in the neck, between the fingers, on the thigh inside, on the knees, on the wrist, on the back, on the belly and on the eyelids.

  5. Gloria J. Gans says:
    3.5 rating

    Use in Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia trachomatis blurred vision, pressure in the eyes, anxiety, panic attacks, severe vegetative dystonia, burning in the spinal cord, feeling as if the whole nervous system is under 10,000 volts, precollapse attacks (possibly absence), pressure in the head, nightmares , Confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, severe fatigue, insomnia. The symptoms persist unchanged after more than 4 weeks after stopping antibiosis, sometimes more, sometimes less. Unfortunately, no improvement so far.

  6. Emily E. Roloff says:
    4.5 rating

    Clarithromycin for Otitis

    Already after the first intake an extremely unpleasant bitter taste formed in the mouth. Approximately Two hours after the first dose severe stomach cramps were added. The drug was discontinued after consultation with the doctor on the 3rd day (after the 6th tablet), as diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite and stomach ache were added.