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Biaxin (Overview)

Clarithromycin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What is the drug biaxin (clarithromycin) used to treat?

What is the drug biaxin (clarithromycin) used to treat?

Bacterial infections: Check out https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=451 & http://www.Drugs.Com/biaxin.Html for more info on this macrolide antibiotic. ...Read more

Biaxin (Overview)

Clarithromycin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How long does it take for antibiotics (clarithromycin) to start becoming effective?

How long does it take for antibiotics (clarithromycin) to start becoming effective?

1-2 days: Depending on the severity of your infection, it takes time for antibiotics to fight and win against your infection. Oral antibiotics must be absorbed into the blood stream to get to the infection. Some infections localize and wall themselves away from the blood supply and are slower to control with oral antibiotics. Such infection need to be drained. ...Read more

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Wife thinks she has a sinus infection.My work nurse agrees. Symptioms are sinus press. Headache neck ache post nasal drip sore throat. Taken biaxin (clarithromycin) and another anti biatic. They don't seem too help or gove any relief. Any suggestions?

Wife thinks she has a sinus infection.My work nurse agrees. Symptioms are sinus press. Headache neck ache post nasal drip sore throat. Taken biaxin (clarithromycin) and another anti biatic. They don't seem too help or gove any relief. Any suggestions?

Decomgestants: Antibiotics wont treat symptoms of nasal congestion they treat the cause if bacterial most caused by viruses unaffected by antibiotics psuephedrine nasal sprays relieve comgestion symptoms open sinus so drainage can occur without restoirng drainage all the pills will do is select for resistant organisms. ...Read more

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Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection.I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Get rechecked: Bad taste in the mouth is a side effect of cl;arithromycine usually described as metallic taste but you have complicated influenza with secondary bacterial infection with poor responce to clarithromycine i will advice to go back to your doctor and have another check up.You may need blood test, sputum culture and chesr xray if your doctor feels it will help and may be change of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin as dangerous as they say it is? I just took my first dose.....

All: meds have side effects. Some obviously have more than others. Your doctor prescribed this medicine for you. He/she knows your history and your other medicines so I would not worry about taking this med. If you should have a reaction to the medicine stop asap and call your doctor ...Read more

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What are side effect of?Biaxin?

Lots: Check out https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=451 & http://www.Drugs.Com/biaxin.Html for more info on this macrolide antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more