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The text does not contain any of medical advices, mode of administration and prescription plans.
Before beginning any treatment, we kindly advise you to consult your healthcare provider.
Biaxin antibiotic. Biaxin side effects. Clarithromycin
Biaxin is an antibiotic which is having an active ingredient named Clarithromycin which is used to treat the whole respiratory system, especially the lungs. The Biaxin antibiotic is having a good effect against aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms.
Clarithromycin, which is the main component of Biaxin, is an antibiotic which is fighting with all kind of microorganisms. Also, this antibiotic is known as a semi-synthetic macrolide one. Clarithromycin is used for treating multiple respiratory affections such as pneumonia by inhibiting the synthesis of proteins. In just a few days of treatment with Biaxin antibiotic the patient will feel fine, without any more respiratory problems. In therapeutic doses Clarithromycin exerts bacteriostatic action against Intracellular microorganisms: Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia pneumonia, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila;
Gram-positive bacteria: Streptococcus spp. (beta-hemolytic streptococci group A, alpha-hemolytic streptococci, pyogenes, viridans, pneumoniae, agalactiae), Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Corynebacterium spp.;
Gram-negative bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae (parainfluenzae), Haemophilus ducreyi, Bordetella pertussis, Pasteurella multocida, Moraxella catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Campylobacter spp. (C. jejuni)
The medication exerts an expressed therapeutic effects against Helicobacter pylori infection.
Clarithromycin oral is active against certain anaerobes, including macrolide - resistant: Eubacterium spp., Peptococcus spp. (P. species), Propionibacterium spp. (P. acnes), Peptostreptococcus species, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides melaninogenicus, Bacteroides fragiles; also against Toxoplasma gondii, Mycobacterium spp. (M. avium, M. leprae, M. intracellula, M. kansasii, M. fortuitum, except for M. tuberculosis).
Biaxin should only be used for treating the respiratory diseases such as laryngitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, strep throat, pneumonia, bronchitis. Also, it is used for skin treatments too. Biaxin is very good in treating wound infections and furunculosis. This antibiotic should be prescribed by doctors only and it shouldn’t be taken without medical advice because the Biaxin side effects can emerge.
Mode of administration and recommendation of usage:
Biaxin can be taken with a little bit of water and even juice for kids. It shouldn’t be taken if the patient didn’t eat anything before. The tablets shouldn’t be chewed or broken and shouldn’t be taken without medical advice. The dosage will be selected according to the age of the patient, weight and the severity of the disease.
Contradiction and cautions:
Those who are having renal infections should be very careful if they want to start a treatment with Biaxin, and also, they should visit a doctor. The same thing is available for those who are having problems with their liver, because side effects might appear. The Biaxin treatment should be stopped immediately if the patient starts to suffer from side effects.
Biaxin antibiotic is contraindicated in:
Generic Biaxin is contraindicated in the following conditions:
- Severe hepatic failure
- Hepatitis B (in history)
- First pregnancy trimester
- Simultaneous therapy with terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide or astemizole;
- Children under 12 years of age or weighing less than 33 kg
- Congenital intolerance to fructose malabsorption syndrome glucose / galactose or
- Known allergic reactions to any compounds of the medication
- Increased sensitivity to other macrolide antibiotics.
Generic Biaxin antibiotic should be used with caution in patients with renal failure of moderate and severe, with liver failure, in II and III trimesters of pregnancy.
The Clarithromycin from the Biaxin is not compatible with Hepatitis B treatments. Also, the Biaxin shouldn’t be taken during the first pregnancy trimester, in order to avoid having difficulties with the pregnancy. The information about any type of contradiction can be offered by the professional doctors, and every patient should get information about that when they want to start a treatment with Biaxin antibiotic.
Biaxin Side effects:
As in other antibiotic treatments, the most common side effects that can appear are nausea, vomiting, headaches or even breathe difficulties. The worst side effects that can appear after the usage of Biaxin are starting from the failure of the central nervous system and symptoms like hallucination, dizziness, fear, confusion and nightmares can appear
Carbamazepine which is used for the treatment of bipolar disorders. Clarithromycin oral may increase the blood levels of Carbamazepine
Certain Benzodiazepines. Generic Biaxin may increase the blood levels of certain Benzodiazepines such as Alprazolam, Midazolam, Triazolam and others
Erectile dysfunction remedies such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra. Clarithromycin medicine may increase the levels of sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil in the blood
- Colchicine. Clarithromycin drug may increase the risk of colchicines side effects
- Cardiac glycosides such as Digoxin. Biaxin increases the risk of Digoxin overdose
- Ergot medications. Biaxin oral increases the toxicity of ergot drugs
- HIV medications. Clarithromycin may interact with certain HIV/AIDS drugs
- Pimozide and Biaxin may cause severe and even life-threatening conditions
- QT-Prolonging Medications when used with clarithromycin may cause abnormal heart rate
- Statins. Biaxin generic may increase the levels of statins in the blood
- Biaxin may increase Theophylline blood levels
- Biaxin oral may increase the risk of bleedings when used with warfarin (blood thinner)
The Biaxin generic name was offered by GSK Company. Also, Biaxin can be purchased from the online stores by simply using a Visa card. Amoxicillin is having the same effect as Biaxin in treating the respiratory problems
This info corresponds to official PIL provided by legal manufacturer and reviewed by: Dr. Rohit Bansali N.