Clarithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), bronchitis (infection of the tubes leading to the lungs), and infections of the ears, sinuses, skin, and throat.
What is the best antibiotic for a sinus infection?
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) is acceptable for uncomplicated acute sinus infections; however, many doctors prescribe amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) as the first-line antibiotic to treat a possible bacterial infection of the sinuses. Amoxicillin usually is effective against most strains of bacteria.
Can clarithromycin treat chronic sinusitis?
A growing body of evidence suggests that several macrolides, such as erythromycin, azithromycin and clarithromycin, are effective for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and other respiratory diseases. These macrolides can inhibit or kill bacterial pathogens, and down-regulate pro-inflammatory mechanisms.
What drugs interact with clarithromycin?
View interaction reports for clarithromycin and the medicines listed below.Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)Benadryl (diphenhydramine)Combivent (albuterol / ipratropium)Cymbalta (duloxetine)Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)Lipitor (atorvastatin)Lyrica (pregabalin)
Why will my sinus infection not go away?
Its possible for an acute sinus infection to develop into a chronic infection over time. However, most chronic sinus infections are caused by: Problems with the physical structure of your sinuses such as nasal polyps, narrow sinuses, or a deviated septum. Allergies such as hay fever that cause inflammation.