Biaxin is an antibiotic chemically related to erythromycin that is used to cure infections like Pneumonia, Sinusitis and acute middle ear infections caused by certain bacteria.
Biaxin may be taken with or without a meal. However, if you have been prescribed Biaxin XL, then always take it with a meal. Ensure that you do not crush or chew the pill.
It is recommended that you stick to your regular dosage. However, if you miss a dose, then you should take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take the one you missed and take the next one 5 to 6 hours later.
Store it away from light in an air tight container at room temperature. If you are using the suspension then do not freeze it.
The typical symptoms of an overdose include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Like most medicines, seek medical attention if you suspect an overdose.
Biaxin must be used only for the reason why it is prescribed. Do not use it for reasons other than that prescribed by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
abnormal taste; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach discomfort; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
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 is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
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