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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more


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I was prescribed Biaxin 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 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 - there are no interactions or contraindications. However, I doubt very much your insomnia is due to our taking Biaxin. 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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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 is the drug biaxin used to treat?

What is the drug biaxin 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

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Can I smoke while on biaxin?

Can I smoke while on biaxin?

Yes but no: Yes, you can smoke...But you shouldn't. For all i know, smoking is the reason you're taking biaxin in the first place! ...Read more

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Since I've taken Biaxin so many times in the past, will it help again this time? When will it start working? I started taking it yesterday evening?

Wait and see: The bacteria that causes Strep throat can become resistant to Biaxin. If a throat culture was done, the resistance pattern to Biaxin can be tested. See how you feel in the next 2 days. If you do not feel better, then see your doctor again. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking biaxin?

GI upset: Gi problems (diarrhea, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, bad taste, heartburn). Rash. Headaches. If you have coronary artery disease, talk with your heart doctor (there's some concern about heart conduction problems and possible bad heart rhythms. ...Read more

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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


Biaxin (Definition)

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