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Doctor insights on: Clarithromycin Side Effects

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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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What are the side effects of taking biaxin (clarithromycin)?

What are the side effects of taking biaxin (clarithromycin)?

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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What side effects are associated with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

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What side effects are associated with 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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I accidentally took twice the prescribed dose of biaxin (clarithromycin) 500mg for the past 3 days. What side effects should I be concerned about? I have bronchitis.

GI upset: You can expect some nausea, queasiness, loose stool, abdominal cramping. Ou may feel a bit weak and lightheaded if you develop a lot of diarrhea. Drink some gatorade and get back on the prescribed dosing. ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillin and omeprazole to kill h pylori because the clarithromycin is giving me horrible side effects i can't handle it anymore?

Can i take amoxicillin and omeprazole to kill h pylori because the clarithromycin is giving me horrible side effects i can't handle it anymore?

Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. If persistent, recurrent, or you are intolerant to a drug, please ask your doctor to prescribe a drug combination different than your initial regimen. Amoxicillin alone is insufficient to achieve clearance. Under-treated h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. ...Read more

Biaxin (Definition)

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