Biaxin XL Monograph
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Generic Name: Clarithromycin
Drug Class: Antibiotic, Macrolide
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ONLY INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR, THE EXPERTISE AND JUDGMENT OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST OR OTHER
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CONDITION. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONStrUED TO STATE OR IMPLY THAT USE OF THE DRUG IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE, OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR CONDITION.
ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING THIS OR ANY OTHER DRUG.
Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin) Uses
This medication is used to treat infections, such as tonsilitis, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and some skin infections. Biaxin is also used to treat peptic (stomach) ulcers. Biaxin XL is also used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin) Works
This medication works by stoping the growth of bacteria. This medication interferes with the production of proteins that the bacteria need to survive.
How To Take Biaxin (Clarithromycin)
This medication is taken by mouth. Biaxin should be taken with food. You should take this medication at regular intervals at the same times every day. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, do not stop taking this medication until it is all gone.
Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin) Possible Side Effects
This medication is generally well-tolerated and side effects are usually mild. Common side effects include headache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and abnormal taste. If you experience any other side effects, contact your healthcare professional.
Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin ) Warnings and Precautions
Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problems. Tell your doctor about any drug allergies.
Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin) Drug Interactions
This medication's actions can be affected by anticoagulants, theophylline, carbamazepine and triazolam. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take double doses
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw out medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin) Pregnancy/Nursing Precautions
Do not take this medication during pregnancy. It is unknown if Biaxin is excreted into breast milk, so do not take this medication while breast-feeding.
Antibiotic, such as this drug, may decrease the amount of good or beneficial bacteria in your intestines needed for normal digestion. Probiotic, Lactinex and other brands of supplements replace these good bacteria when you are taking antibiotics.
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