Data from EMC - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 01 November 2016

Indication(s)

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Klaricid Paediatric Suspension 125mg/5ml is indicated in children 6 months to 12 years.

Klaricid Paediatric Suspension 125mg/5ml is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms. Indications include:

Lower respiratory tract infections.

Upper respiratory tract infections.

Skin and skin structure infections.

Acute otitis media.

Klaricid Paediatric Suspension 125mg/5ml is usually active against the following organisms in vitro:

Gram-positive Bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin susceptible); Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci); alpha-haemolytic streptococci (viridans group); Streptococcus (Diplococcus) pneumoniae; Streptococcus agalactiae; Listeria monocytogenes.

Gram-negative Bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Legionella pneumophila, Bordetella pertussis, Helicobacter pylori; Campylobacter jejuni.

Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma pneumoniae; Ureaplasma urealyticum.

Other Organisms: Chlamydia trachomatis; Mycobacterium avium; Mycobacterium leprae; Chlamydia pneumoniae.

Anaerobes: Macrolide-susceptible Bacteroides fragilis; Clostridium perfringens; Peptococcus species; Peptostreptococcus species; Propionibacterium acnes.

Klaricid Paediatric Suspension 125mg/5ml has bactericidal activity against several bacterial strains. These organisms include H. influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter species.

The activity of clarithromycin against H. pylori is greater at neutral pH than at acid pH.

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