Biaxin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system. Biaxin is also used together with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. Biaxin fights bacteria in the body. Biaxin is also known as Clarithromycin, Maclar, Klaricid, Klacid, Clarimac, Claribid.
Biaxin is available in tablets.
Take Biaxin orally.
Take Biaxin with full glass of water.
Take Biaxin with or without food.
Do not crush, chew, or break the Biaxin tablet. Swallow the pill whole.
Shake the Biaxin oral suspension well before measuring a dose. Measure the Biaxin oral suspension with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
Take Biaxin for for 7 to 14 days.
The dosage and the kind of medication depend on the disease and its prescribed treatment.
Do not stop taking Biaxin suddenly.
Biaxin Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Biaxin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Biaxin overdosage: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Biaxin More Info
Active Ingredient: Clarithromycin.
Do not take Biaxin if you are allergic to its components or to clarithromycin or to similar medicines such as azithromycin (Zithromax), dirithromycin (Dynabac), erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), troleandomycin (Tao).
Do not take Biaxin if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Biaxin if you take astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Ergostat, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), pimozide (Orap), terfenadine (Seldane).
Do not take Biaxin if you have liver disease, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, porphyria; personal or family history of "Long QT syndrome".
Try to be careful with Biaxin usage in case you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Avoid consuming alcohol.
It can be dangerous to stop Biaxin taking suddenly.