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Biaxin


Clarithromycin (kla-RITH-roe-mye-sin)

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Clarithromycin which is sold under the brand name of biaxin is a macrolide antibiotic. It fights against bacteria present in our body and treats bacterial infection affecting skin and respiratory system, urinary tract infection. It is also used with other medicine to treat ulcers in the stomach.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
12 Tab Biaxin 250mg - Generic $53.00 $4.42
36 Tab Biaxin 250mg - Generic $133.00 $3.69
12 Tab Biaxin 500mg - Generic $86.00 $7.17
36 Tab Biaxin 500mg - Generic $230.00 $6.39

The main active ingredient of biaxin tablet is clarithromycin which prevents bacterial growth by interfering with protein synthesis of bacteria. It binds with 23s rRNA inhibiting translation of peptide thus bacterial growth stops and infection get healed.

HOW SHOULD BIAXIN BE TAKEN

  • Biaxin tablet should be swallowed and not be chewed because breaking of tablet causes large amount of drug released at one time.
  • Tablet can be taken with or without food.

CONTRAINDICATION

  • Biaxin is contraindicated in patient suffering from hypersensitivity.
  • Biaxin should not be given to the person suffering from jaundice and hepatic dysfunction.
  • It should not be given to patient suffering from QT prolongation.

DRUG INTRACTION

It is a condition in which, when two or more drugs are administered together it affects the activity of drug.

BIAXIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH FOLLOWING DRUGS

  • Fish oil
  • Advair diskus
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • Lexapro(escitalopram)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Nexuim(esomeprazole)
  • Colchicine
  • Theophylline
  • Ergot medicine
  • Viagra
  • Carbamazepine
  • Saquinavir

USES

  • It is used to treat variety of bacterial infection affecting skin.
  • It treats bacterial infection affecting respiratory system like tonsils, sinus, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza.
  • Treat various type of stomach ulcer and various GIT disorders.
  • Urinary tract infection

STORAGE

  • Keep medicine in a tightly closed container.
  • Keep it away from direct light, heat and moisture.
  • Keep it at room temperature
  • Store medicine in a good condition to increase the shelf life of medicine.

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DOSE OF BIAXIN

  • TONSIL INFECTION-250mg orally two times a day for 10 days.
  • ACUTE MAXILLARY SINUSITIS-500mg after every 12 hour for 14 days.
  • CHRONIC BRONCHITIS-500mg for 7 to 14 days twice a day
  • PNEUMONIA-25mg after every 12 hour for 7 days.
  • ULCER-500mg two times a day for 10 to 14 days.

OVERDOSE

SYMPTOMS

  • Hypersensitivity and photosensitivity.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache and fever
  • Stomachache or stomach cramps

If patient suffers from any of these symptoms they can follow following steps

  • Stomach should be emptied and adequate hydration should be maintained.
  • Patient should be observed carefully and required treatment should be given.
  • Patient should be allowed to vomit.

MISSED DOSE

  • If dose of biaxin is missed then take it whenever you remember.
  • Do not take it at the time near to the time of next dose, in such case skip the missed dose and take the next dose.
  • Avoid more medication at one time to make up for the missed dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Stomach pain , indigestion
  • Headache
  • Bad taste of mouth
  • Liver disorder like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine
  • Skin problems like skin pain, red and purple rash, burning sensation in eyes
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Kidney problems - no urination or pain during passing of urine, swelling of feet and ankle.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Don’t consume antacid along with antibiotic.
  • Proteins and vitamin supplement should not be consumed along with antibiotic.
  • Antibiotic should not be given to small children as it causes discoloration of teeth.