Also known as:
Abbotic (generic name: clarithromycin; brand names include: Maclar / Klaricid / Klacid / Clarimac /
Claribid) is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and
respiratory system, including: Strep throat, Pneumonia, Sinusitis (inflamed sinuses), Tonsillitis
(inflamed tonsils), Acute middle ear infections, Acute flare-ups of chronic bronchitis.
It also is used to treat and prevent disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection [a type
of lung infection that often affects people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)]. It is used in
combination with other medications to eliminate H. pylori, a bacteria that causes ulcers.
It also is used sometimes to treat other types of infections including Lyme disease (an infection that
may develop after a person is bitten by a tick), crypotosporidiosis (an infection that causes diarrhea),
cat scratch disease (an infection that may develop after a person is bitten or scratched by a cat),
Legionnaires' disease (a type of lung infection), and pertussis (whooping cough; a serious infection
that can cause severe coughing). It is also sometimes used to prevent heart infection in patients having
dental or other procedures.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more
Abbotic works by stopping the growth of or killing sensitive bacteria by interfering with their protein
Abbotic Filmtab and Abbotic Granules may be given with or without food.
Abbotic XL Filmtab should be taken with food. Swallow Abbotic XL Filmtab whole; do not chew, break or
crush Abbotic XL Filmtab.
Triple therapy: Abbotic Filmtab/lansoprazole/amoxicillin. The recommended adult dosage is 500 mg Abbotic
Filmtab, 30 mg lansoprazole, and 1 gram amoxicillin, all given every 12 hours for 10 or 14 days.
Triple therapy: Abbotic Filmtab/omeprazole/amoxicillin. The recommended adult dosage is 500 mg Abbotic
Filmtab, 20 mg omeprazole, and 1 gram amoxicillin; all given every 12 hours for 10 days. In patients
with an ulcer present at the time of initiation of therapy, an additional 18 days of omeprazole 20 mg
once daily is recommended for ulcer healing and symptom relief.
Dual therapy: Abbotic Filmtab/omeprazole. The recommended adult dosage is 500 mg Abbotic Filmtab given
every 8 hours and 40 mg omeprazole given once every morning for 14 days. An additional 14 days of
omeprazole 20 mg once daily is recommended for ulcer healing and symptom relief.
Overdose symptoms may include severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.