Fromilid (Biaxin)
$42
Manufacturer: KRKA, Slovenia
Pharmaceutical name: Clarithromycin
Pack: 14 tablets (500mg/tab)


Clarithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections. It works against several different bacteria, especially chlamydia, hemophilus and streptococcus. These bacteria can infect the skin, nose, throat, lungs and ears.

Therapeutic actions:
Biaxin is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of or killing sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.

What is it used for?:
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.

Contraindications and cautions:
• liver disease;
• kidney disease;
• porphyria; or
• a personal or family history of "Long QT syndrome."

Side effects:
abnormal taste; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach discomfort; vomiting.

Interactions:
• Biaxin's effectiveness may be decreased by Rifampin;
• Dofetilide, macrolides and ketolides (eg, erythromycin, azithromycin), pimozide, QT-prolonging agents (eg, quinidine, sotalol, thioridazine), quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), or streptogramins (eg, mikamycin) may provoke serious, possibly life-threatening side effects on the heart or irregular heartbeat;
• Biaxin Filmtab may increase actions and the risk of side effects of anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), aldosterone blockers (eg, spironolactone), benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam), buspirone, carbamazepine, cilostazol, cisapride, colchicine, corticosteroids (eg, hydrocortisone), cyclosporine, digoxin, disopyramide, eletriptan, ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine , dihydroergotamine), H1 antagonists (eg, terfenadine, astemizole), HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (eg, simvastatin), imatinib, macrolide immunosuppressants (eg, tacrolimus), macrolides and ketolides (eg, erythromycin, azithromycin), phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), rifampin, sumatriptan, theophyllines, or verapamil.