Serious side effects

Cutaneous: anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis Gastrointestinal: pseudomembranous colitis, cholestatic jaundice

Clarithromycin. Dermatologic indications and dosage

Disease Adult dosage Child dosage

Atypical 500 mg PO twice daily for > 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO

mycobacterial 6-12 weeks after clinical remission twice daily for 6-12 weeks after infection clinical remission

Bacillary angiomatosis 250 mg PO twice daily for 3 weeks > 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO

twice daily for 3 weeks

Bartonellosis 250 mg PO twice daily for 3 weeks > 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO

twice daily for 3 weeks

Cellulitis 250 mg PO twice daily for 5-7 days > 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO

twice daily for 5-7 days

Ecthyma

Erythrasma

Impetigo

Mycobacterium marinum infection

250 mg PO twice daily for 5-7 days

1 gm PO for 1 dose

250 mg PO twice daily for 5-7 days

500 mg PO twice daily for 6-12 weeks

> 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO twice daily for 5-7 days

1 dose

> 45 kg weight; 7.5 mg per kg PO twice daily for 5-7 days

15 mg per kg PO divided into

2 doses daily for 6-12 weeks

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