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Biaxin (clarithromycin)

Classification: Antibiotic used to treat various infections as well as its preventative use to decrease the risk of acquiring MAC (mycobacterium avium complex).

Form: 500mg tablets

Usual Dosage: 500mg twice per day (dose may be adjusted in the presence of kidney disease)

Instructions: Can be taken with or without food. Notify your doctor of all medications being taken prior to starting Biaxin. 

Side effects to report to your doctor

  • Diarrhea (if becomes severe and prolonged, stop taking Biaxin and call your doctor)
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

  • Do not take with the drugs Orap, Propulsid, or Seldane

For more information on Biaxin click here.


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