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Generic Availability

This medication is currently available in generic form (see Generic Biaxin for more information).

Who Makes Clarithromycin?

Brand-name clarithromycin is sold under the name Biaxin and is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Several companies manufacture generic clarithromycin.

Available Strengths

Clarithromycin comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Clarithromycin 250 mg tablets
  • Clarithromycin 500 mg tablets
  • Clarithromycin 500 mg tablets (the extended-release version)
  • Clarithromycin granules, which are mixed by your pharmacist into an oral suspension with a concentration of 125 mg or 250 mg per teaspoonful (per 5 mL), depending on the strength.

How Should Clarithromycin Be Stored?

Store clarithromycin at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Do not keep the oral suspension in the refrigerator. This must be discarded 14 days after it is mixed, even if there is some left.
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