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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


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Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin) to drink alcohol for one night?

Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin) to drink alcohol for one night?

In my opinion, no.: You are taking the biaxin (clarithromycin) for a reason. Alcohol will decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic even if you keep taking it. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. ...Read more

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Does biaxin (clarithromycin) bother you when you drink alcohol?

Does biaxin (clarithromycin) bother you when you drink alcohol?

Yes: Most patients who take biaxin (clarithromycin) have some mild to moderate gastrointestinal upset. Alcohol will likely increase an upset stomach. Additionally, it may result in a person forgetting to take their next dose of biaxin (clarithromycin). ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

No: Ethanol will not decrease efficacy of clarithromycin, but is not wise to drink when you have infection because it interferes with immune function, particularly leukocyte function. You do not say how much alcohol you are drinking, but excessive amounts can damage the liver. ...Read more

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On anti biotics Clarithromycin , should I avoid alcohol or any other kinda of fruits or food?

On anti biotics Clarithromycin , should I avoid alcohol or any other kinda of fruits or food?

Clarithromycin: There are no specific limitations to dietary intakes or to moderate alcohol consumption with this antibiotic. As with everything else moderation is the name of the game. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can i drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin)?

When checking this: On a drug interaction checker, it indicated that there can be minor, clinically insignificant but unspecified interactions. Should be fine but don't drink to excess. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while on smoxillin, nexium (esomeprazole) and biaxin medication?

Can i drink alcohol while on smoxillin, nexium (esomeprazole) and biaxin medication?

You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=187-0,1034-14582,685-337,1015-567 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clarithromycin?

Please describe the medication: clarithromycin?

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

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Biaxin (Definition)

Clarithromycin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind ...Read more