Drug Study: Clarithromycin Name and Classification Brand Name: Biaxin, Biaxin XL Pregnancy Category B Drug class: Macrolide

antibiotic Therapeutic actions Inhibits protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria, causing cell death Indications Treatment of upper respiratory infections caused by S. pyogenes, S. pneumonia > Treatment of lower respiratory infections caused by Mycoplasmapneumoniae, S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis >Treatment of skin and structure infections caused by S. aureus, S.pyogenes >Treatment of disseminated mycobacterial infections due to M.avium and M. intracellular >Treatment of active duodenal ulcer with H. pylori in combination with proton pump inhibitor > Treatment of acute otitis media, acute maxillary sinusitis due to H.influenzae, M. cararrhalis, S. pneumonia > Treatment of mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia in adults (ER tablets)

Contra-indications

Contraindicated with hypersensitivity to clarithromycin, erythromycin, or any macrolide antibio