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Clarithromycin

In the US, Clarithromycin (clarithromycin systemic) is a member of the drug class macrolides and is used to treat Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bronchitis, Dental Abscess, Follicular Lymphoma, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Legionella Pneumonia, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare - Prophylaxis, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare - Treatment, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Otitis Media, Pertussis, Pertussis Prophylaxis, Pharyngitis, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Strep Throat, Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis, Toxoplasmosis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01FA09

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0081103-11-9

Chemical Formula

C38-H69-N-O13

Molecular Weight

747

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Macrolide

Chemical Name

6-O-metylerytromycin (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Clarithromycinum (Latin)
  • Clarithromycin (German)
  • Clarithromycine (French)
  • Clarithromycina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Clarithromycin (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Clarithromycine (OS: DCF)
  • Claritromicina (OS: DCIT)
  • A 56268 (IS: Abbott)
  • TE 031 (IS: Taisho)
  • Clarithromycin (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Clarithromycinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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