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Biaxin XL

Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin XL)
Synonyms: Clamycin, Claymycin, Synclar, Clathromycin, Klacid, Klaricid, Macladin, Naxy, Prevpac, Veclam , Zeclar

Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin XL) is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.


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Biaxin XL (Clarithromycin XL) medication guide

Brand name: Biaxin XL
Generic name: Clarithromycin XL

What is the most important information I should know about Biaxin XL?
  • Take all of the Biaxin XL that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

  • Do not take Biaxin XL if you are taking cisapride (Propulsid), pimozide (Orap), or terfenadine (Seldane). These medicines can interact, possibly leading to a dangerous irregular heartbeat pattern.

What is Biaxin XL?
  • Biaxin XL is in a class of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Biaxin XL fights bacteria in your body.

  • Biaxin XL is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, skin infections, and stomach ulcers caused by bacteria.

  • Biaxin XL may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Biaxin XL?
  • Do not take Biaxin XL if you are taking cisapride (Propulsid), pimozide (Orap), or terfenadine (Seldane). These medicines can interact, possibly leading to a dangerous irregular heartbeat pattern.

  • Before taking Biaxin XL, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. You may not be able to take Biaxin XL, or you may require a lower dose and special monitoring during therapy.

  • Biaxin XL is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Biaxin XL will harm an unborn baby. Do not take Biaxin XL without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

  • It is not known whether Biaxin XL passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Biaxin XL?
  • Take Biaxin XL exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

  • Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

  • Biaxin XL can be taken with food or milk or on an empty stomach.

  • Take extended release Biaxin XL (Biaxin XL XL) with food.

  • Biaxin XL is usually taken two times a day with the doses about 12 hours apart. Follow your doctor's instructions.

  • Shake the suspension well before measuring each dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a dose-measuring dropper, cup, or spoon, not a regular tablespoon. Ask your pharmacist for a dose-measuring device if you do not have one.

  • Take all of the Biaxin XL that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

  • Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not refrigerate the suspension.

What happens if I miss a dose?
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?
  • Seek emergency medical attention.

  • Symptoms of an Biaxin XL overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.

What should I avoid while taking Biaxin XL?
  • Do not take Biaxin XL if you are taking cisapride (Propulsid), pimozide (Orap), or terfenadine (Seldane). These medicines can interact, possibly leading to a dangerous irregular heartbeat pattern.

What are the possible side effects of Biaxin XL?
  • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Biaxin XL and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), or

  • liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue).

  • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Biaxin XL and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain;

  • dizziness, fatigue, or headache;

  • a rash; or

  • vaginal yeast infection.

  • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.


What other drugs will affect Biaxin XL?
  • Biaxin XL may cause dangerous side effects when taken with the following drugs:

  • antihistamines such as terfenadine (Seldane) and astemizole (Hismanal);

  • seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene);

  • asthma medications such as theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron, others);

  • anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin);

  • heart medications for irregular heartbeats, such as digoxin (Lanoxin) and disopyramide (Norpace);

  • Ergotamine (ergostat) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E.);

  • HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitors such as atorvastin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor) and others;

  • Benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium), triazolam (Halcion), alprazolam (Xanax) and others;

  • sildenafil (Viagra) or vardenafil (Levitra); or

  • other antibiotics. Do not use other antibiotics unless they are prescribed by your doctor.

  • Do not take Biaxin XL without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

  • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Biaxin XL. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.


 

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