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Is extreme fatigue a side effect of either metronidazole or clarithromycin? Or achy muscles?

Is extreme fatigue a side effect of either metronidazole or clarithromycin? Or achy muscles?

Probably not: These are not common side effects of either drug, but it might be possible. However, this combination of antibiotics suggests you have a fairly severe infection (pneumonia? abscess?). Such an infection certainly could cause fatigue and muscle aching; I think that's the best bet. Definitely discuss this with the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...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


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What are side effect of? Biaxin?

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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Can clarithromycin cause my ears to ring? And if so is this just a temporary side effect?

Rare but possible: According to the phycisians desk reference (pdr), Clarithromycin causes tinnitus in 2% of patients, and hearing loss in 1% of patients. It's possible that the ringing may also be a result of your illness, especially if it is an upper respiratory illness. If the tinnitus persists, I would definitely check with your doctor, and probably see an ENT specialist to check your hearing. ...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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I started taking clarithromycin for an ear infection, but now the ear that was not infected is ringing, is this a temporary side effect?

I started taking clarithromycin for an ear infection, but now the ear that was not infected is ringing, is this a temporary side effect?

Otitis media: Sounds like the other ear might be getting infected too. We deal with resistant bacteria in ears all the time. May be you need something stronger than clarithromycib to clear the infection. You need to see you doctor again. ...Read more

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I started on biaxin (clarithromycin) XL for a sinus infection. I was urinating and went to wipe and noticed red blood on tissue and in toilet. Is this a side effect?

I started on biaxin (clarithromycin) XL for a sinus infection. I was urinating and went to wipe and noticed red blood on tissue and in toilet. Is this a side effect?

On Anticoagulation?: If you are taking a blood thinning agent like warfarin, the antibiotic may be decreasing your ability to clot; talk to your doctor or allied health professional about it. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Side effect on med: I would try to take the antibiotic with a full meal and lots of water. That may help and eat yogurt daily. I'f you still have nausea/ Gi upset then talk to your MD about changing it ...Read more

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I just completed 5 day s on clarythromycin, however, last 3 days I have experience irritability in my anus and intestine track. Is this a side effect?

I just completed 5 day s on clarythromycin, however, last 3 days I have experience irritability in my anus and intestine track. Is this a side effect?

Drug side effects: Clarithromycin can cause gastrointestinal side effects like stomach ache, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms usually go away after you stop taking the medicine. Also, a yeast infection can follow use of antibiotics. The latter can be helped by taking probiotics. ...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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Are irregular heartbeats side effects of clarithromycin?

Clarithromycin: Not a common side effect for that drug. ...Read more

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X ray- right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. I don't have any symptom only burning in left chest. Took antibiotics for 10 days (biaxin). Is it clear by now? Whn to go for rexray

How do you feel?: You should return when and if your doctor asked you to but if he didn't, and the symptoms that brought you there are gone, and you feel fine, then you likely don't need a repeat film. It's possible that these findings represent scarring or a lung not fully expanded but if they are from acute disease they may persist on film for weeks after you are healed. If you still have symptoms, go back. ...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

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I am on biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection. I am wondering if one of the side effects is increased thirst? I am drinking a lot of water! 1-2 gallons a day.

Increased thirst: Increased thirst is a possible side effect listed with biaxin (clarithromycin). If you have had a mild fever with your infection, that also can trigger a response to drink more as you lose water through perspiration/fever, etc. Best wishes. ...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?

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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Side Effect (Definition)

A side effect is a potential negative effect of a medication that is being prescribed for ...Read more


Biaxin (Definition)

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