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Planning a pregnancy. How long should you wait to get pregnant after being on clarithromycin? I took 2 biaxin XL pills 500 mg once daily for 10 days.

Planning a pregnancy. How long should you wait to get pregnant after being on clarithromycin? I took 2 biaxin XL pills 500 mg once daily for 10 days.

Clarithromycin: The elimination half-life of Clarithromycin was about 3 to 4 hours with 250 mg administered every 12 hours but increased to 5 to 7 hours with 500 mg administered every 8 to 12 hours. If you wait 5 half-lives (about 20-35 hours) all the drug should essentially be gone from your body. So if you wait 2 days you should be fine. ...Read more

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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 there any other medication available to treat bronchitis besides clarithromycin? I am allergic to penicillan. This drug is reaking havoc on system

Is there any other medication available to treat bronchitis besides clarithromycin?  I am allergic to penicillan. This drug is reaking havoc on system

Bronchitis: Yes there is plenty, call your doctor and tell them what is happening, they can change the medicine. Meanwhile take the medicine with food, not on an empty stomach. ...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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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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My daughter has pneumonia and was prescribed biaxin (clarithromycin) (sp?) can she take that with her thyroid medication ( Synthroid ) ?

My daughter has pneumonia and was prescribed biaxin (clarithromycin) (sp?)  can she take that with her thyroid medication ( Synthroid ) ?

Yes: There are no interactions between these two meds. For best absorption of synthroid, (thyroxine) don't take them together at the same time. ...Read more

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Scared of clarithromycin. I have read about psychosis on the medication.I have mild anxiety (before use) and I've been on the pill for two days. Help?

Scared of clarithromycin.  I have read about psychosis on the medication.I have mild anxiety (before use) and I've been on the pill for two days. Help?

Not necessary: Every medication has side effects. You will not know if you have that side effect or not without taking it. Manufacturers have to list every single side effect that people may have experienced for legal reasons that means even if only 1% got that side effect they list it. The likelihood of you getting that side effect though is very slim. ...Read more

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I was prescribed biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection. I take klonopin at night to sleep. Is it safe to take these medications together?

Interaction: There can be an interaction between these two medications, whereby biaxin (clarithromycin) can increase Klonopin levels. This could cause an increased effect of the Klonopin on the central nervous system. It may be prudent to consult with your physician to see about holding off on the Klonopin while taking the biaxin (clarithromycin), or possibly using a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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High asthma, body shakes and taking ventilin pump oftenly, and got medication named “clarithromycin tablets USP 500 mg. Synclar 500 cipla” for cough?

High asthma, body shakes and taking ventilin pump oftenly, and got medication named “clarithromycin tablets USP 500 mg. Synclar  500 cipla” for cough?

antibiotics ; asthma: Clarithromycin is a macrolide class of antibiotic that effectively treats most upper and lower respiratory tract infections (not virus). There is some evidence that it has "anti-inflammatory properties" and used to treat asthma. The primary treatment for persistent asthma is an inhaled steroid sometimes in combination with a long-acting bronchodilator. An asthma specialist can assist in a plan. ...Read more

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I am taking clarithromycin for strep throat. My period is now a week late. Should I be concerned about taking the medication if I could be pregnant?

I am taking clarithromycin for strep throat. My period is now a week late. Should I be concerned about taking the medication if I could be pregnant?

Antibiotic on period: If you are worried about birth control failure on antibiotics, there is a potential interaction but it is still very effective. 1 week late you can check a pregnancy test now and in another week first morning urine. This medication shouldn't harm a pregnancy at this stage if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? omeprazole,clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? omeprazole,clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

No-yes-no: Omeprazole and amoxicillin: NO but Clarithromycin can cause PVCs, prolonged QT interval, and Torsades de pointes tachycardia. You should have an EKG done before your next dose to rule this out (prolonged QT which can lead to Torsades is the only dangerous one and easily diagnosed. Some people are born with sensitivity to this class of drugs). ...Read more

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? omeprazole,clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? only have 3 days left.

Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? omeprazole,clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? only have 3 days left.

Unusual: This is not likely to be secondary to the medications you are receiving, but best to go back and see your doctor and have the irregular heart beat checked in detail. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi i had hpylori doctor gave me a triple prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and now I have a yeast infection in my lungs can yougurt along with the medication fluconazole help c?

Hi i had hpylori doctor gave me a triple prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and now I have a yeast infection in my lungs can yougurt along with the medication fluconazole help c?

See below: How was the yeast in the lung diagnosed? Yeast overgrowth in the vagina is not uncommon with antibiotics, but not in the lungs. Yogurt may help vaginal yeast problem but doubt help with lung yeast. Fluconazole should help fight lung fungus but recommend work-up for some sort of immune deficiency. Infectious disease doc can best treat pulmonary yeast. ...Read more

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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

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Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?

Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?

Both possible: The medication you are taking can produce unpleasant tastes, but you don't specify what the problem is. Certainly people who are ill may have a variety of manifestations of the illness, and in addition, antibiotics can predispose one to secondary infections, like thrush, which can be very unpleasant. ...Read more

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On clarithromycin. I do not have Long QT. Is the drug above associated with heart rhythm problems purely because it increases QTC?

On clarithromycin. I do not have Long QT. Is the drug above associated with heart rhythm problems purely because it increases QTC?

Clarithromycin.: There car certainly be a heart rhythm issue when this medication is combined with other medications, such as certain antidepressants. If you’re on any other medications, run them by your doctor and/or pharmacist and confirm safety in your case. ...Read more

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Can you get high off biaxin (clarithromycin) xl?

I doubt it: I have never heard of anyone getting high off of an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired biaxin (clarithromycin) xl?

Is it safe to take expired biaxin (clarithromycin) xl?

Officially, not safe: Medications are not proven to be safe nor proven to be effective after their expiration dates. Of course, that does not mean bad things will surely happen if one takes expired biaxin (clarithromycin). If one has no problems taking good biaxin (clarithromycin), it is unlikely that a bad problem will happen with recently expired biaxin (clarithromycin). Expired tetracycline, however, has been known to damage the liver. ...Read more

Biaxin (Definition)

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