This medication is a prescription antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as strep throat and pneumonia, as well as several bacterial skin diseases. Clarithromycin works by inhibiting bacterial growth, allowing the illness to be cleared more quickly. A Biaxin antibiotic may also be used alone, or with other medications, for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Biaxin Drug Class:
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is a macrolide antibiotic that works by inhibiting bacterial growth.
- Macrolides are antibiotics produced by the bacteria Saccharopolyspora erythraea, which is found in soil (formerly termed Streptomyces erythreus). Macrolides inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by binding to the P site of the ribosome’s 50S unit in a reversible manner.
Biaxin and Alcohol
- Drinking alcohol will not reduce the effectiveness of this medication but generally, alcohol is best avoided while you are under treatment for an infection. Taking alcohol with antibiotics can cause negative side effects and raise the risk of these harmful effects.
- This medication causes mild to severe gastrointestinal distress in the majority of people. An unsettled stomach is more likely to be exacerbated by alcohol.
- Clarithromycin should not be used to treat any problem that has not been evaluated by your doctor. Do not give this drug to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you
- The extended-release pills of this medication should be taken with meals.
- An extended-release tablet should not be crushed, chewed, or broken. Consume it fully.
- As with other antibiotics, it is essential to take this drug exactly as prescribed.
Biaxin Side Effects
Clarithromycin (the active component in Biaxin) may have certain undesired side effects and Biaxin Allergy reaction, in addition to its necessary benefits. Although not all of these adverse effects are possible, their occurrence may necessitate medical treatment.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following negative effects while taking clarithromycin:
- The ache in the lower back or side
- Urination that is uncomfortable or difficult
- Before starting this medication, tell your doctor if you have a history of liver illness, renal disease, heart disease (including coronary artery disease or a heart attack), or myasthenia gravis (a form of muscular disease).
- This medicine may induce QT prolongation, a cardiac rhythm disorder. If you have a history of irregular heartbeats or have any worries about your heart function, this may not be right for you.
- Medication may reduce the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccinations.
- This medication’s side effects may be more severe in older people.
Frequently Asked Questions
-What is Biaxin 500 mg?
Biaxin 500 mg every 12 hours is the recommended dose for the treatment and prevention of mycobacterial infections in adults.
–What is Biaxin used to treat?
This is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections that affect the skin and respiratory system. This drug is also used in conjunction with other medications to treat Helicobacter pylori-caused stomach ulcers.