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clarithromycin - oral, Biaxin

GENERIC NAME: CLARITHROMYCIN - ORAL (kla-RITH-roe-MYE-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Biaxin

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USES: Clarithromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.




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