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Clarihexal TM

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Active ingredients: clarithromycin

Pack: Clarihexal 250 mg tablet, 14, blister pack

Brand name


: CLARITHROMYCIN SANDOZ clarithromycin 250 mg film coated tablet blister pack

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What this medicine is used for


CLARITHROMYCIN SANDOZ clarithromycin is indicated for use in adults and children older than 12 years for the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated micro-organisms in the conditions listed below: Acute streptococcal pharyngitis; Community acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophilia and Streptococcus pneumoniae;Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes;Disseminated or localised mycobacterial infections due to Mycobacterium avium or Mycobacterium intracellulare and skin and skin structure infections due to Mycobacterium chelonae. Clarithromycin should be used in combination with other anti mycobacterial agents.Prevention of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection in HIV infected adults with CD4 lymphocyte counts <75 cells/mm 3 (See Precautions). Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium complex should be excluded by a negative blood culture prior to commencement of prophylaxis.Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis due to Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis or Streptococcus pneumoniae;Combination therapy for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. CLARITHROMYCIN SANDOZ clarithromycin is indicated for use in children for the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated micro organisms in the conditions listed below:Acute streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes; Community acquired pneumonia including infections due to Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila; Skin and skin structure infections (eg impetigo); Disseminated or localised infections due to Mycobacterium avium or Mycobacterium intracellulare in immunocompromised children, including those with HIV Infection or AIDS. Acute otitis media.Note:1. Penicillins are the drug of first choice in the treatment of acute otitis media. 2. Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections including prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Clarithromycin appears to be as effective as phenoxymethylpenicillin in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx, however substantial data establishing the efficacy of clarithromycin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. 3. There is insufficient evidence of efficacy to support the use of Clarithromycin in acute bronchitis in young children. 4. The data presented on infections of skin and skin structure were confined largely to mild to moderate infections such as impetigo.

How to use this medicine


This medicine contains one component only.

Component :

  • Tablet, film coated
  • Oral
  • White, oblong, convex tablets, scored on both faces

Storage conditions


  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription ?


These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 100 pack
  • 14 pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy ?


For the active ingredient clarithromycin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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