Clarithromycin is an antibiotic drug used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Clarithromycin can also be employed in the treatment of respiratory infections such as sinusitis, skin infections and Lyme disease. Clarithromycin works by preventing the growth of bacteria interfering with their protein synthesis. Clarithromycin binds with the bacterial ribosome inhibiting peptide translation.
Clarithromycin is a drug used to treat bacterial infections. It is also used in combination with anti-ulcer medication to treat stomach ulcers. The drug may prevent certain bacterial infections as well. Clarithromycin is in a class of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. It works by blocking the growth of bacteria.
Clarithromycin only works for bacterial infections. It will not treat viral infections such as the flu or common cold. This drug should be used as directed. Misuse of any antibiotic may lead to a decrease in its effectiveness.
Antibiotics are effective when kept at a constant level in the body. Be sure to take Clarithromycin at the same interval every 24 hours.