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Clarithromycin Topical



Clarithromycin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections

How it works

Clarithromycin Topical is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Dry skin, Itching, Skin redness, Skin swelling, Skin discolouration, Injection site bruise

Available Medicine

  • ₹61 to ₹70
    Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹54
    Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹32 to ₹54
    Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have, or are prone to, fungal infections (e.g. thrush).
  • Avoid direct contact of the gel/lotion with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to clarithromycin or to any of its ingredient.

Frequently asked questions

Clarithromycin Topical


Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone


Is clarithromycin topical safe?
Clarithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor


Can I take clarithromycin topical for acne?
Clarithromycin topical can be used to treat acne if prescribed by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)