Biaxin (Clarithromycin 250 mg)
€42.10 – €250.10
Generic Biaxin is a name used for all drugs identical to the branded drug with the same name but which are marketed under different trade names. The medications are based on the active substance, an antibiotic called Clarithromycin. It is a first line medication for Helicobacter pylori, bacteria that causes stomach ulcer development. The drugs are also used for such conditions as sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and others. Biaxin is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy but can be used after that while a woman is still pregnant. Find out more about the medication’s use, side effects, precautions, and so on from our med guide.
Brand name: Biaxin
Generic name: Clarithromycin
Indications: Bacterial infections of respiratory tract, pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, helicobacter pylori
Benefits: Effectively treats bacterial infections in oral use at home
Analogs: Clarbact, Clamycin, Claymycin, Synclar, Clathromycin, Klacid, Klaricid, Macladin, Naxy, Prevpac, Veclam, Zeclar
Generic Biaxin (Clarithromycin 250 mg) guide:
What is Generic Biaxin? What is the difference between the branded and generic drugs?
Biaxin is a trade name or a brand name of the medication based on the active substance called Clarithromycin. The medication was developed in the 1980s by the Japanese pharmaceutical company and marketed under a trade name Clarith. The drug is an enhanced formulation of the antibiotic erythromycin. The enhanced formulation makes the medication more potent when used orally and makes the treatment be accompanied with fewer side effects. In the U.S. and other countries, the medication became available in the 1990s. Currently, it is available both under the brand names and generic names all over the world. Generic drugs have the same composition, formula, and provide the same effect as the branded drug but tend to cost cheaper. It is so because of numerous reasons. First of all, the generic drug manufacturers do not invent the formula and use already developed one. Secondly, they do not advertise their drugs. Thirdly, they are commonly locating their facilities in the countries where the production of such drugs is cheaper than in the U.S. or Western Europe. Fourthly, they choose certain markets to sell their drugs in and do not pay for international approval and registration.
When should you buy Generic Biaxin?
The drug is used for a variety of infections including Helicobacter pylori which cause stomach ulcer development; it also treats tonsillitis/pharyngitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, skin and soft tissue infections, pertussis, and others.
Due to the fact that people tend to confuse bacterial infections with viral infections, for instance, in the case of the flu or common cold, it is highly advised to visit a health care specialist and get a proper diagnosis before you buy Biaxin. If you misuse the drug when you have a viral infection, fungi, allergy, and so on, you can develop immunity to the antibiotic drug and in the case of severe bacterial infection the treatment will be much more complicated and would require the use of even more potent, expensive, and toxic antibiotics. Therefore, even if you have your diagnosis, do not just buy any antibiotic but wait for the susceptibility test that will indicate whether the bacteria that caused your disease is sensitive to this particular drug or not.
How does the medication render its effect?
The medication interferes with the bacterial synthesis violating its ribonucleic acid structure. Under the effect of Clarithromycin, the bacteria can no longer replicate themselves and spread throughout the body. The cells that remain from the dead bacteria are washed out with the urine.
How should you use Biaxin or its generic?
There is no difference in the dosages of the branded drug and the generic if you buy the right drug with the same dosage of the active substance per pill. Here you can find the general dosages for adults that are provided on the label of the immediate release drug. However, we still advise you to consult your doctor first before you start using the drug as you may need dosage adjustments or discontinuation of other medications use before you buy Clarithromycin and start using it.
– Pneumonia treatment: the daily dosage is 500 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 7 or 14 days.
– Bronchitis treatment: the daily dosage is from 500 to 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 7 or 14 days.
– Tonsillitis/pharyngitis treatment: the daily dosage is 500 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 10 days.
– Sinusitis treatment: the daily dosage is 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 14 days.
– Skin and soft tissue infections treatment: the daily dosage is 500 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 7 or 14 days.
– Helicobacter pylori treatment: the daily dosage is 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours for 14 days. The drug is commonly prescribed in combination with other drugs to reduce the activity of the proton pump and other antibiotics. The sole medication treatment can be ineffective.
The medication is also used for the prophylaxis of such conditions as endocarditis, pertussis, and others but the dosages should be selected by a doctor. The dosages for the therapy of children are calculated on the body weight and the drug is administered in a form of suspension the instructions for the preparation of which you can get from a pediatrician.
Dosage adjustments in certain groups of patients
People with liver failure and creatinine clearance less than 30 milliliters per minute should take a half of the standard dosage.
For people with liver failure of mild to moderate stage the dosage adjustment isn’t required.
Use of Clarithromycin during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not buy Generic Biaxin if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding as the drug is contraindicated to be used during this time.
Whom Clarithromycin use is contraindicated?
The medication is contraindicated to be taken in allergy to its components, during the first trimester of pregnancy and breastfeeding, or if you have porphyria. The medication should be cautiously used in kidney or liver failure.
What side effects can Clarithromycin-based drugs cause?
All antibiotics are known to have certain side effects and Clarithromycin is not an exception. The most common adverse reactions the drug can cause are headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, skin rash, and others. Rare side effects are hallucinations, anxiety, noise in the ears, taste change, hearing impairment, unusual bleeding, hemorrhages, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (severe toxic skin reaction), and others.
If you have any of these or other side effects once you started using Generic Biaxin, stop taking the medication and consult your doctor immediately.
Negative interactions of Clarithromycin with other drugs
First of all, the drug is contraindicated to be taken at the same time with cisapride, pimozide, and terfenadine. If you already use these medications, before you order Biaxin, inform your doctor about it and he or she will choose another antibiotic for you.
The medication also increases the blood concentration of certain medications such as indirect anticoagulants, carbamazepine, theophylline, astemizole, and others.
Clarithromycin lowers the absorption of Zidovudine, so the drugs should be taken with an interval of not less than 4 hours.
The medication can cause bacteria resistance to clarithromycin, lincomycin, and clindamycin.
If currently you are using any medications, make sure to inform your health care provider and ask for the instructions on how to combine the medications or what drugs you can use alternatively to avoid negative interactions.
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