cla·​rith·​ro·​my·​cin klə-ˌrith-rə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce clarithromycin (audio)
: a semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic C38H69NO13 used especially in the treatment of various mild to moderate bacterial infections
Macrolides are recommended as first-line therapy for adults in the United States and Canada with community-acquired pneumonia. Newer macrolides (eg, azithromycin, clarithromycin) are popular because of convenient dosing schedules and fewer adverse effects.Terri B. Hyde et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association

Note: Clarithromycin is marketed under the trademark Biaxin.

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“Clarithromycin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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