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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Clarithromycin Allergy

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Can clarithromycin allergy cause swelling of the face?

Can clarithromycin allergy cause swelling of the face?

Yes: Allergic reactions can include a whole gamut of symptoms such as swelling and rash. Unfortunately there is not a test for Clarithromycin allergy so I would recommend discussing the circumstances with your doctor before considering taking this medication again. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the drug biaxin (clarithromycin) used to treat?

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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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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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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After I take my medicine my throat gets really numb, what could be causing that? I am taking biaxin and benadryl (diphenhydramine).

How quickly?: Many who take Biaxin (clarithromycin) report 'metallic taste' in mouth, or other oral symptoms shortly after taking it. If it starts several minutes after a dose and lasts ...Read more

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Can I smoke while on biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can I smoke while on biaxin (clarithromycin)?

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

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Can you take clarithromycin if its expired 1 year?

Can you take clarithromycin if its expired 1 year?

No: It won't harm you but will probably not be effective. Do not take it. Get a new prescription. ...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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Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Depends on…: Whether missed dose is at beginning of treatment or towards the end. Missing dose at beginning may allow drug level to drop below the therapeutic level; so bacterial resistance may develop. Missed dose towards end of therapy shouldn't do serious harm since a therapeutic level has been maintained. If possible, take the missed dose as soon as possible unless next dose is due. ...Read more

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I am allergic to Erithromycin. Can I take Clarithromycin?

Not recommended: As both are Macrolide class of drugs, could possibly trigger allergy.
Advise stay away and try another class of drugs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to mix clarithromycin with ibprophen?

Yes: This should not be a problem although theoretically the two together might increase the risk of seizures in individuals prone to these because they both stimulate the brain. ...Read more

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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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Irregular heartbeats due to clarithromycin?

Irregular heartbeats due to clarithromycin?

Irregular heartbeat: There are many causes of irregular heart beats, including some medicines. This can occur because of prolongation of the qt interval, but more importantly, you should contact the physician that prescribed the clarithromycin, so that he or she can change it to something else. ...Read more

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Does clarithromycin antibiotic interfere with Alysena28 bcp?

Does clarithromycin antibiotic interfere with Alysena28 bcp?

Likely not, but...: It's a widely held belief that antibiotics interfere with birth control pills. However, there's evidence for this effect with only ONE antibiotic called rifampin, which you're not on. Limited study data suggest that interactions are unlikely with clarithromycin. HOWEVER, since there is a theoretical risk, better safe than sorry! You should plan to use additional contraception until your next cycle ...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