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Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia (especially atypical pneumonias associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae or TWAR), skin and skin structure infections, and, in HIV and AIDS patients to prevent, and to treat, disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex or MAC. In addition, it is sometimes used to treat Legionellosis. Clarithromycin is available under several brand names, for example Biaxin, Klacid, and Claripen. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Clarithromycin (Wikipedia)

A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from ERYTHROMYCIN that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 克拉霉素
Synonyms: 大环内酯类抗生素;第二代红霉素
fr-CA French (Canada) Clarithromycine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Klaritromütsiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Claritromicina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Claritromicina
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Klaritromisin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Кларитромицин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) clarithromycine
fr-BE French (Belgium) Clarithromycine