Generic Name(s): clarithromycin
Drug Class: Macrolide Antibiotics
Treats: Bacterial infections
Biaxin XL, generically named clarithromycin, is a drug that belongs to a group of drugs known as macrolides. The drug is an extended release tablet and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. The drug is known to treat a wide variety of bacterial respiratory infections. Biaxin XL cannot treat the common cold or flu.
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Biaxin Xl Uses
Biaxin XL is used to reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of the medication. The drug should only be prescribed by a physician to treat or prevent infections that that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria in the body. The antibiotic treats bacterial infections. You should always take the full course of antibiotics prescribed to you to prevent the creation of antibiotic-proof bacteria. Below you will find the Biaxin XL.
- Bacterial infections
Biaxin Xl Dosage
Dosage of Biaxin XL depends on the individual and the condition being treated. You should always take medication precisely as your doctor prescribes it. Biaxin XL is an extended-release tablet and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. You should take Biaxin XL with food. The tablet should be swallowed whole. The drug is known to treat a wide variety of bacterial respiratory infections. Below you will find a typical dosage of Biaxin XL.
- 1000 mg once daily for 7-14 days
Biaxin Xl Side Effects
Like any drug, Biaxin XL may cause side effects. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your doctor. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Biaxin XL. Note that not all possible side effects are listed here.
- Belching or gas
- Stomach upset
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following:
Biaxin Xl Interactions
Like any drug, Biaxin XL may interact with other drugs. You should consult your doctor before beginning any medication, including over the counter drugs. When Biaxin XL interacts with certain drugs, it can completely change the function of this drug; in some instances, these interactions can cause severe side effects on the patient. Some of the drugs that are known to interact with Biaxin XL are listed below. Note that not all possible interactions are listed here.