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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I was prescribed Biaxin (clarithromycin) for an ear infection, but it's causing insomnia. Is it safe to take alka seltzer sinus night formula to clear my nose & sleep?

I was prescribed Biaxin (clarithromycin) for an ear infection, but it's causing insomnia. Is it safe to take alka seltzer sinus night formula to clear my nose & sleep?

Yes: It's OK short term to take the medication you request with Biaxin (clarithromycin) - there are no interactions or contraindications. However, I doubt very much your insomnia is due to our taking Biaxin (clarithromycin). It is just not a side effect of that medication. It is possible you are having trouble sleeping because of the ear infection and nasal congestion. ...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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What are the effects of biaxin / clarithromycin?

What are the effects of biaxin / clarithromycin?

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

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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

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Can I drink while on Clarithromycin?

Etoh and Clarithro: Phillip353 ~ you can drink on anything (except FLAGYL! and ANTABUSE! ) but reduce intake. ( Clarithro can cause diarrea or intest hurrying and so does alcohol. The combination could reduce absorption of antibiotic) So yes, but dont let the dog out ! And I am trusting your 19y to behave as 49y , k? :-)) ...Read more

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Can you mix clarithromycin and alleve?

Yes: There should be no problem with this combination. ...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


Biaxin (Definition)

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