Drug Class: What is Biaxin and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Biaxin work?
Dosage: How should you take Biaxin medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication
Special information on Biaxin
Biaxin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Biaxin and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Biaxin 500 mg (an antibiotic), is chemically related to erythromycin.
Generic Biaxin 500 mg used to treat certain bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, including:
Generic Biaxin 500 mg is also prescribed for the treatment of
|Drug Mechanism: How does Biaxin work?|
Generic Biaxin 500 mg, Clarithromycin is a semi- synthetic macrolide antibiotic chemically related to erythromycin. Generic Biaxin 500 mg is effective against a wide variety of bacteria organisms, such as Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and mycobacterium avium, and many others.
|Dosage: How should you take Biaxin medication?|
You may take Generic Biaxin suspension or Generic Biaxin 500 mg tablets with or without food.
Generic Biaxin XL, however, should always be taken with food. Do not chew or crush Generic Biaxin 500 mg XL tablets. Shake Generic Biaxin suspension before each doses of Generic Biaxin suspension and use it within 14 days. Take Generic Biaxin 500 mg medication exactly as prescribed, and be sure to continue taking it for the full course of treatment.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication|
If Generic Biaxin 500 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either can be increased, decreased, or altered.
It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Biaxin 500 mg with the following: Alprazolam (Xanax), Blood thinners such as Coumadin, Bromocriptine (Parlodel), Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Mevacor and Zocor, Cilostazol (Pletal), Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), Digoxin (Lanoxin), Disopyramide (Norpace), Ergot-based migraine drugs such as Cafergot,
|Special information on Biaxin|
Generic Biaxin 500 mg Special Information:
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. Since Generic Biaxin 500 mg may have the potential to cause birth defects, Generic Biaxin 500 mg is prescribed during pregnancy only when there is no alternative.
Caution is advised when using Generic Biaxin 500 mg while breastfeeding. Generic Biaxin 500 mg may appear in breast milk, as does its chemical cousin, erythromycin.
If you have severe kidney
|Biaxin side effects|
Side effects of Generic Biaxin 500 mg cannot be anticipated. If any side effects from Generic Biaxin 500 mg develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor immediately. Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Biaxin 500 mg.
More common Generic Biaxin 500 mg side effects may include: Abdominal pain, abnormal taste, diarrhea, nausea, rash, vomiting.
Less common Generic Biaxin 500 mg side effects may include: Headache, indigestion.
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