Biaxin]]>

Category: Antibiotics

Questions and Answers

Could biaxin cause a delay or miss a period?

Help! I looked a little on the internet and I didn’t really find anything that could help me. I’ve been taking Biaxin for a few days now, and usually my period hits about 30-35 days. I’m on my 42nd day now and I haven’t missed a period in several years. I haven’t done any pregnancy tests and i haven’t gone to the doctor. Basically my question is could Biaxin throw off a period?

no I don’t think so I have taken Biaxin and it never changed anything with my periods.

what is the dosing for the antibiotic biaxin?

we have like 1/2 the bottle of 500 mg of biaxin left, and i want to know how long it should be taken for. i know you have to take it twice a day, but for how long? my mom is giving it to me for a possible strep throat

Usual dosage range: Oral: 250-500 mg every 12 hours or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7-14 days

Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis: Oral:

M. catarrhalis and S. pneumoniae: 250 mg every 12 hours for 7-14 days or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

H. influenzae: 500 mg every 12 hours for 7-14 days or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

H. parainfluenzae: 500 mg every 12 hours for 7 days or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

Acute maxillary sinusitis: Oral: 500 mg every 12 hours or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 14 days

Mycobacterial infection (prevention and treatment): Oral: 500 mg twice daily (use with other antimycobacterial drugs, eg, ethambutol or rifampin)

Peptic ulcer disease: Eradication of Helicobacter pylori: Dual or triple combination regimens with bismuth subsalicylate, amoxicillin, an H2-receptor antagonist, or proton-pump inhibitor: 500 mg every 8-12 hours for 10-14 days

Pertussis (unlabeled use; CDC guidelines): Oral: 500 mg twice daily for 7 days

Pharyngitis, tonsillitis: Oral: 250 mg every 12 hours for 10 days

Pneumonia: Oral:

C. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae, and S. pneumoniae: 250 mg every 12 hours for 7-14 days or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

H. influenzae: 250 mg every 12 hours for 7 days or 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

H. parainfluenzae and M. catarrhalis: 1000 mg (two 500 mg extended release tablets) once daily for 7 days

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (unlabeled use): Oral: 500 mg 30-60 minutes prior to procedure. Note: American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines now recommend prophylaxis only in patients undergoing invasive procedures and in whom underlying cardiac conditions may predispose to a higher risk of adverse outcomes should infection occur. As of April 2007, routine prophylaxis for GI/GU procedures is no longer recommended by the AHA.

Skin and skin structure infection, uncomplicated: Oral: 250 mg every 12 hours for 7-14 days
* See Dosage and Administration in AHFS Essentials for additional information
top Dosing: Elderly

Refer to adult dosing.
top Dosing: Pediatric

Community-acquired pneumonia, sinusitis, bronchitis, skin infections: Oral: 15 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours for 10 days

Mycobacterial infection (prevention and treatment): Oral: 7.5 mg/kg (up to 500 mg) twice daily. Note: Safety of clarithromycin for MAC not studied in children <20 months.

Pertussis (unlabeled use; CDC guidelines): Oral:

Children 1-5 months: 15 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours for 7 days

Children ≥6 months: 15 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours for 7 days (maximum: 1 g/day)

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (unlabeled use): Oral: 15 mg/kg 30-60 minutes before procedure (maximum: 500 mg). Note: American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines now recommend prophylaxis only in patients undergoing invasive procedures and in whom underlying cardiac conditions may predispose to a higher risk of adverse outcomes should infection occur. As of April 2007, routine prophylaxis for GI/GU procedures is no longer recommended by the AHA.

Has anyone ever taken Biaxin/Clarithromycin? How did it affect your stomach?

I think it increased my appetite and feeling of hypoglycemia because after I eat I get this feeling like my stomach already emptied and I get these horrible cramps that resemble hunger pains. I’m confused though…I thought it’s supposed to make you nauseated…anyone ever experience this??

it made me nauseated, it is supposed to mess with your stomach a little bit, I ate mine on an empty stomach, as per directions, but the feeling you describe is not one Im familiar with, maybe your body just reacts differently?

is it safe just to take one pill of biaxin?

well i took one 500 mg of biaxin to start, but im getting bad stomach pain. is it ok to stop? im afraid that with the small dose i took that the bacteria will become immune if i discontinue.

you really shouldn’t stop taking the antibiotic. try eating something bland, like bread or pasta, 15 minutes before you take your next dose. if that doesn’t work, call the person the prescribed the medicine and ask if another antibiotic can be substituted.

ran out of leviquin can i finish off with a couple of biaxin?

I was suppose to take one a day of leviquin for seven days,
but after three, I forgot and three weeks later am sick. So I
took four and now I am out. I have two biaxin and wonder if it
is safe even tho leviquinn might still be in my system, have missed one day. Anyone know?

totally different types of anti-biotics. you are risking making your infection resistent to the anti-biotics. i’d call your doc to see what they think you need to do

Can I smoke Marijuana while on Biaxin?

I am currently taking biaxin for my pneumonia, but I just finished doing a course and I really want to get baked.

Does anybody know if there are an side effects of this?

Is there a toll free number I can call and ask?

hm…thats a tough one i dont know never tried it ask web md because the person who posted above me is cleary no help but depending on how long you have to take the meds id just wait it out that way since its been a while since you had last smoked like lets say a 2 weeks as opposed to 2 days it would take much less weed to get you baked. : )

My mouth taste like metal from clarithromycin (Biaxin), is there a remedy?

So im on a second antibiotic due to the last one not doing the job. My doctor prescribed me Clarithromycin ( which is a generic form of Biaxin ). I knew one of the side effects is a “bad taste in the mouth”, but i didnt remember it being this bad. I had taken arithromycin when i was younger and there was a taste similar but not as strong. Is there anything i can eat or drink that can help this awful taste? I welcome any suggestions.

I am also taking Biaxin and the taste is horrible. I feel like the more water I drink the worse it tastes. Orange Tic-Tacs work for a little while, as long as you have one in your mouth. Also some Altoids work too, but only if you are actually sucking on them.

Good Luck!

Medical Professionals: Is antiobotic called Biaxin stronger?

than a Z Pack? I am taking the generic for Biaxin called Clarithromyc , 500 MG , 2 a day for ten days? Is that a stronger treatment than usual Z Pack? I have a recurring sinus/ear infection possibly from exposure to black mold in a basement apartment. Thanks!

Azithromycin (Z-pack) and clarithromycin (Biaxin) are both antibiotics from the same class (macrolides). They are used to treat similar diseases but differ slightly in terms of bacterial coverage and indications. Both are commonly used to treat upper respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis, otitis media, acute bronchitis, and pneumonias.

It is important to understand that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections. Therefore, if your symptoms are due to a fungal or viral infection, or allergies, then you may not experience any relief.

Biaxin: If you have ever used it, what side effects did you have?

I have the typical metalic taste (I just ignore it) but I’m also having problems with aching and trouble sleeping. Anybody else have this too?

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Biaxin:

Abnormal taste; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach discomfort; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Biaxin:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; decreased urination; depression; emotional or mood changes; hallucinations; nightmares; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain/cramps; trouble sleeping.

Biaxin XL Extended-Release Tablets
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Biaxin XL Extended-Release Tablets:

Abnormal taste; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach discomfort; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Biaxin XL Extended-Release Tablets:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; decreased urination; depression; emotional or mood changes; hallucinations; nightmares; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain/cramps; trouble sleeping.

Biaxin Suspension
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Biaxin Suspension:

Abnormal taste; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach discomfort; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Biaxin Suspension:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; decreased urination; depression; emotional or mood changes; hallucinations; nightmares; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain/cramps; trouble sleeping.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .

Can you take Biaxin with a kidney infection?

thanks.

Before taking Biaxin, discuss it with your doctor. You may not be able to take Biaxin, or you may require a lower dose and special monitoring during therapy.