Macrolide antibiotics are used to treat bacterials infections including sinus infections, pneumonia, lower respiratory infections, upper respiratory infections, skin infections, eye infections, ear infections, and acne. They work by killing the bacteria causing the infection.

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Macrolide Antibiotics
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Macrolide Antibiotics

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Zithromax
(azithromycin)
9
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Azithromycin (Zithromax) is an inexpensive drug use to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This drug is more popular than other comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic azithromycin is covered by most Medicare And insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Ery
(erythromycin)
22
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Biaxin
(clarithromycin)
25
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CLARITHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Benzefoam Ultra
(benzoyl peroxide)
15
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.
Benzefoam
(benzoyl peroxide)
15
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.
Benzamycin
(erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide)
89
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE; ERTHYROMYCIN is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.
Azasite
170
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AZITHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial eye infections.
Ery-Tab
377
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
clarithromycin ER
63
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CLARITHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
E.E.S.
(erythromycin ethylsuccinate)
555
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Eryped
385
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Erythrocin
501
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Dificid
3,504
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FIDAXOMICIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections in the bowel. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
erythromycin DR
85
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Akne-Mycin
142
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Benzepro
50
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.
Zmax
143
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AZITHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
PR benzoyl peroxide
91
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.
Pacnex MX
146
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Pce
413
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ERYTHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Pacnex HP
339
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Pacnex LP
308
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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