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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...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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Will biaxin (clarithromycin) help a uti.?

Not the best choice: It might, but this is not a typical antibiotic for the treatment of utis. ...Read more

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Can you give biaxin (clarithromycin) and advil?

Can you give biaxin (clarithromycin) and advil?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin a broad spectrum or narrow spectrum ?

Not broad: Would consider it a more outpatient, narrower spectrum drug - having said that though it does have some very specific use such as treating certain types of Mycobacterium infections as a first line drug. ...Read more

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Can i take biaxin (clarithromycin) and klonopin together?

Can i take biaxin (clarithromycin) and klonopin together?

No: Clarithromycin blocks the metabolism of benzodiazepines and can cause a serious elevation in klonopin's blood level resulting in significant side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take clarithromycin with tramadol?

Yes: There is no known drug interaction between tramadol and clarithromycin. If you have concern, please discuss it with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Do you need to drink a lot of water when taking clarithromycin?

Clarithromycin: Drink fluids. "You may take clarithromycin with meals or milk or on an empty stomach. However, clarithromycin extended release tablets should be taken with food." (http://www.drugs.com/cons/clarithromycin.html) ...Read more

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Can I take 500 mgs of Biaxin (clarithromycin) with Amoxicillin?

Can I take 500 mgs of Biaxin (clarithromycin) with Amoxicillin?

Yes: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is an antibiotic that is in a different class than amoxicillin. They kill different bacteria. So, it is possible that your doctor prescribed both to cover 2 types of bacteria ...Read more

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I finished my clarithromycin three days ago. Can i take sildenafil?

Yes, ...: Since both drugs belong to different categories, effects, & side effects - antibiotics for infection vs vasodilation for poor erection. At times, ignorance may mix potential side effects from each other. So, you may use it as long as knowing various side effects may occur to certain persons in different ways. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for back pain caused by me taking Biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Get back pain source: Never heard of Biaxin (clarithromycin) causing back pain and in fact don't believe it could possibly do so. You need to get an evaluation for the cause of your back pain and seek treatment based on the real cause. There are checklists on HT suggesting helpful steps in dealing with all back pain, a very common condition in people middle aged or older. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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


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