Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin fights bacteria in your body. Clarithromycin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system. Clarithromycin is also used together with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. Clarithromycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Biaxin is a medication in a class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. Its generic form is referred to as clarithromycin. This medication is prescribed for treating certain bacterial infections of the skin, tonsillitis, middle ear, throat, and laryngitis. It also treats bacterial infection in people suffering from tuberculosis and pneumonia. Used together with other medications, it can help in treating stomach ulcers that are caused by helicobacter pylori. This drug is also used in treating and preventing mycobacterium avium complex, an infection caused by bacteria that are associated with AIDS. Biaxin stops the growth of bacteria thus treating the infection. Below you will find the uses of Biaxin.