Clarithromycin is used to treat chest infections, such as pneumonia, skin problems such as cellulitis, and ear infections. It’s also used to get rid of Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers. Clarithromycin is sometimes used by people who have an allergy to penicillin and antibiotics similar to penicillin, like amoxicillin. Clarithromcyin is also called by the brand names Clarie XL, Klaricid, Klaricid XL and Xetinin XL. Clarithromycin can be taken by adults and children.
You can find out more about the use of Clarithomycin and what it treats here.