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A 25-year-old female asked:

My doctor prescribed an antibiotic called biaxin (clarithromycin) to take for 7 days because i have an ear infection. is this enough to cure the infection?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic and should cover the typical and atypical bacterial pathogens causing otitis media.

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