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Clarithromycin

Synonym(s): Kalricid

Introduction

Name

  • Clarithromycin.

Class of drug

  • Macrolide antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 6-O-Methylerythromycin.

Molecular formula

  • C38H69NO13.

Uses

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Indications

  • Alternative to penicillin in penicillin-allergic individuals.
  • Treatment of respiratory tract infections, mild to moderate skin and soft tissue infections.
  • Used in combination with enrofloxacin for non-tubercular mycobacterial infections.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Methylprednisolone
 Methylprednisolone
  • Theophylline Theophylline.
  • Increased serum levels of these drugs.
Digoxin
  • Enhanced absorption of digoxin Digoxin.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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