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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

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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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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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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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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Is clarithromycin as dangerous as they say it is? I just took my first dose.....

All: meds have side effects. Some obviously have more than others. Your doctor prescribed this medicine for you. He/she knows your history and your other medicines so I would not worry about taking this med. If you should have a reaction to the medicine stop asap and call your doctor ...Read more

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Since I've taken Biaxin (clarithromycin) so many times in the past, will it help again this time? When will it start working? I started taking it yesterday evening?

Wait and see: The bacteria that causes Strep throat can become resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin). If a throat culture was done, the resistance pattern to Biaxin (clarithromycin) can be tested. See how you feel in the next 2 days. If you do not feel better, then see your doctor again. ...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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Can I drink while on Clarithromycin?

Etoh and Clarithro: Phillip353 ~ you can drink on anything (except FLAGYL! and ANTABUSE! ) but reduce intake. ( Clarithro can cause diarrea or intest hurrying and so does alcohol. The combination could reduce absorption of antibiotic) So yes, but dont let the dog out ! And I am trusting your 19y to behave as 49y , k? :-)) ...Read more

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Can you mix clarithromycin and alleve?

Yes: There should be no problem with this combination. ...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

Biaxin (Definition)

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