By saying Mycobacterium
, I suppose you are referring to Atypical Mycobacteria
, or Non tubercular mycobacteria, because only this Mycobacterium is treated with Clarithromycin
. However, apart from Clarithromycin, 2 more drugs are to be prescribed ie, Ethambutol
& Rifabutin. If Clarithromycin has to be given singly, it is done to PREVENT Atypical Mycobacteria in susceptible individuals. Also, Have an HIV test done.