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Sample Entry (edited) That Appears on DrugWatch.Com
Biaxin, Biaxin Filmtab, Biaxin XL, Biaxin Granules
Clarithromycin or Biaxin is an antibiotic used to kill bacteria and stop infections in various parts of the body, including the sinuses, tonsils, ears, skin, airways, stomach, and intestines. The drug works by hindering bacteria’s ability to make protein on the molecular level, keeping the bacteria from growing and multiplying. [...]
Conditions Treated:Biaxin is indicated in adults for the treatment of bacterial infections that cause strep throat (Streptococcus pyogenes), sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, middle ear infections, and pneumonia. The drug is also approved for use in children over the age of 6 months who have strep throat, tonsillitis, sinus infections, ear infections, or pneumonia.[...]
Typical Dosage Recommendation:Biaxin is available in 250 mg and 500 mg tablets and also in an oral suspension. Dosages depend on the type of infection, the severity, the bacteria causing the infection, and the patient’s weight. [...]
Missing a Dose:If you miss a dose of Biaxin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and wait to return to your regular dosing schedule.
Overdoses of clarithromycin or Biaxin can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
December 23, 1993
Recall/Black Box Warning Information:
There have been no recalls or Black Box warnings for Biaxin.
Women who are pregnant should not use Biaxin, as it can have an adverse effect on pregnancy. Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea has occurred in patients using anti-bacterial medications. A mild form of diarrhea may also occur with Biaxin use. [...]
Biaxin Side Effects
Common side effects of Biaxin include:
* Painful urination
* Abdominal tenderness
* Nausea and vomiting
Some of the uncommon symptoms of Biaxin include:
* Blurred vision
* Chest pain
* Abdominal pain
* Increased appetite
Things to Know, Precautions, Things to Ask Your Physician:
Talk with your doctor if you have any allergies to medications or food.
Pregnant women or those who become pregnant during the course of the treatment should be informed about the adverse effects the drug will have on a fetus.
Patients suffering from kidney disorders are at a greater risk for adverse reactions with Biaxin.
Be sure to note that Biaxin cannot be used to treat viral infections, the flu, or a common cold caused due to viral infection.
Drug Interactions:Use of the following drugs may alter the effectiveness of Biaxin:
* Ranitidine bysmuth citrate
What to Avoid When Taking the Drug:
Using Biaxin for treatment may cause watery diarrhea, but you should not take medications to stop diarrhea without first consulting a doctor about possible interactions.
Any food that might cause an allergic reaction should be avoided.
Avoid getting pregnant and avoid breast feeding if you are taking Biaxin.
Other Interactions that May Affect the Drug:
Other drugs that may cause an interaction with Biaxin or clarithromycin are hexobarbital, valproate and phenytoin.