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Treating Wide Variety of Mild to Moderate Bacterial Infections

Clarithromycin is a generic medicine. It is beneficial to treat a wide variety of mild to moderate bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin is active against many Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In 1993, it got approval for the use in the United States. Brand Named medicine in the market is Biaxin. It is available on Prescription. It is inactive for treatment of viral infection.

Clarithromycin (Synclar-500)

How does Clarithromycin work?

Clarithromycin is in the class of drugs called macrolide antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body. It works by killing the bacteria causing the infections. The medicine penetrates the bacterial cell to the 50s ribosomal subunit. This binding inhibits certain protein synthesis in the bacterial cell. The growth of bacteria stops due to the lack of Protein. Thus the infection is cleared.

What is the use of Clarithromycin?

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic.  The uses of above medicine is a discussed below;

Treat a wide variety of bacterial infection like

  • Strep throat
  • Skin infection
  • Pylori infection
  • Lyme disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Upper & lower respiratory tract infection
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Infection of the ear
  • Whooping cough
  1. It is useful in combination with other medications to treat Ulcers.
  2. Helpful in MAC infection that affects people with HIV.

How to take Clarithromycin?


It is available in the form of tablets of strength 125mg &500mg. The dosage varies according to the type of infection. Starting dose is 250mg every 12 hours (Two times a Day).

You should finish the prescribed amount of medicine that is for 7 to 14 days. Take your dose at the same time every day. You can take the tablet with or without food. The incomplete dose will leave the bacteria untreated and they become resistant to antibiotics.

What is the precaution in taking Clarithromycin?

Certain precautions are necessary for taking Clarithromycin. Inform or ask your doctor in following cases,

  • If you are allergic to Clarithromycin or any ingredient in it.
  • If you take any medications to avoid the risk of side ffects.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to pregnant.
  • If you are Breastfeeding.
  • If signs and symptoms of hepatitis occur,
  • A change in heart rhythm known as long QT prolongation.
  • If you have bloody diarrhea during treatment. This may be due to certain bacteria overgrow in the colon.
  • Patients with kidney or liver disease.

Cost of Clarithromycin [Generic & Brand]

We sell cheap Generic medicine at rx2go.com. Generic products are cheaper as compared to brand ones. The high cost of the brand product is due to their packaging, pricing and Brand Name. They include the amount spent on research and the development. Generic drugs don’t need to spend on research. We apply another cost-cutting method to make them cheap for you.

Cost of Clarithromycin.

Pack of 20 tablets of 125 mg cost $ 39, per unit cost is $ 1.95.

Pack of 20 tablets 500mg $ 56, per unit cost is $ 2.8.

Cost of brand Biaxin.

Pack of 20 tablets of 500mg cost $ 171.06, per unit cost is $ 8.55.