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Description

Clarithromycin is a semi-synthetic derivative of erythromycin A. It exerts its antibacterial action by selectively binding to the 50s ribosomal sub-unit of susceptible bacteria preventing translocation of activated amino acids. It inhibits the intracellular protein synthesis of susceptible bacteria.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Clarithromycin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01F Macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins → J01FA Macrolides

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