Clarithromycin is an active ingredient that effectively treats a variety of bacterial infections. It is a semisynthetic 14-membered ring macrolide antibiotic. It binds to ribosomal subunit and inhibits RNA-dependent protein synthesis in susceptible organisms i.e. bacteria. The component has been shown to eradicate gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas. It is due to the eradication of tumorigenic Helicobacter pylori infection. The medication also works as a biological response modulator that inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth through alterations in growth factor expression.
Class of Drugs – A macrolide antibiotic
Molecular Formula – C38H69NO13
Molecular Weight - 748 g/mol
Working: This active component restricts the growth of bacteria, which causes infection. The antibiotic medication treats only bacterial infections. It is not suitable to treat viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Uses: This antibiotic Clarithromycin is approved for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. The antibiotic medication can be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain stomach ulcers. It also helps to prevent certain bacterial infections.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medicinal drug Clarithromycin is used as the main active ingredient in popular brands. The brand medicine offered in dosages as:
- Biaxin XL: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Biaxin: 250 mg and 500 mg
This antibiotic should be taken as exactly prescribed by the doctor.