Klaricid®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes- oral suspension
Liquid strengths
125mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
First line choice is to give clarithromycin intravenous infusion if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Granules, M/R tablets, intravenous infusion
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
Yes- Klaricid XL®
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Clarithromycin
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.