Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin)
500mg Tablet (Extended-Release)
Generic equivalents for Biaxin XL...What are generics?
500mg Tablet (Extended-Release)
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
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CLARITHROMYCIN (kla RITH roe mye sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -bowel disease, like colitis -irregular heartbeat or heart disease -kidney disease -liver disease -an unusual or allergic reaction to clarithromycin, other macrolide antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Take this medicine by mouth with food. Swallow the tablets whole, do not break, chew, or crush. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -cisapride -dofetilide -dronedarone -pimozide -thioridazine -ziprasidone This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -birth control pills -carbamazepine -certain medicines for anxiety or sleep like alprazolam or triazolam -certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin -certain medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, disopyramide, flecainide, procainamide, quinidine -certain medicines that treat or prevent clots like warfarin -colchicine -cyclosporine -digoxin -ergot alkaloids like ergotamine, dihydroergotamine -other antibiotics like grepafloxacin, rifabutin, sparfloxacin -other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) -ritonavir -sildenafil -terfenadine -theophylline -zidovudine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar carefully while on this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -irregular heartbeat or chest pain -pain or difficulty passing urine -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -abnormal taste -anxiety, confusion, or nightmares -diarrhea -headache -intestinal gas -stomach upset or nausea
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Clarithromycin Oral tablet, extended-release