Biaxin - antibacterial agent of group of macroleads, semi-synthetic derivative of erythromycin. Biaxin is prescribed for treatment of infectious processes caused by flora, sensitive to it: sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis; folliculitis, streptoderma, erysipelatous inflammation, staphyloderma; bronchitis, community-acquired or hospital-acquired pneumonia; infections of dentoalveolar system; local or widespread mycobacterial infections caused by Mycobacterium intracellulare or Mycobacterium avium; in a complex of medicine oppressing acidity of a gastric acid for eradication of Helicobacter infection.
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Biaxin Product Description
Biaxin is a semisynthetic antibiotic derived from macrolides, considered to be highly effective in the treatment of infections caused by aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, either Gram-positive or Gram-negative.
Biaxin antibiotic can be given to children (over 6 months) and adults to treat infections caused by:
skin and soft tissue infections
mycobacterial infections (M. intracellulare и M. avium)
upper respiratory tract infections (pharyngitis, otitis media, tonsillitis, sinusitis)
lower respiratory tract infections (community-acquired pneumonia, bronchitis)
Biaxin antibiotic can be used to eliminate Helicobacter pylori and prevent recurrence of duodenal ulcers. Biaxin pills are taken regardless of your meal timing. Usually, a standard Biaxin dose is 250mg twice a day for adult patients for the treatment of mild to moderate infections. In serious cases, the daily dose is to be increased to 1 g (twice of Biaxin 500mg).
Dosing for children age 6 months to 12 years depends on the child’s body weight. The recommended daily intake for children is 15mg per 1 kg of body weight equally spaced throughout the day.
To be effective, the treatment of bacterial infections with Biaxin requires to maintain a constant level of medication in the bloodstream, and not to forget to take meds on time. If you have missed one dose of Biaxin, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. In most cases, you should not double the dose if it is nearly time for your next dose of Biaxin. Just skip your missed dose altogether and take Biaxin pill according to the dosage regimen.
Biaxin needs to be prescribed with caution to patients with liver diseases, because the antibiotic is excreted primarily through the liver. Biaxin is advised to be used not for a long, since the sensitivity of microorganisms and fungi to the antibiotic can be reduced in long-term antibiotic therapy. Clinical studies suggest that Biaxin could be dangerous to the baby if taken during pregnancy. Therefore, pregnant women are strictly recommended to avoid Biaxin.
Antibiotic Biaxin must be stored at room temperature from 15°C till 30°C, out of reach of children.
Biaxin Safety Information
Patients on antibiotic Biaxin should be aware that this drug is used to treat only bacterial infections and not effective against viral infections. The efficacy of antibacterial therapy can be adversely affected by non-compliance with dosing regimens and early Biaxin withdrawal. Moreover, failure to follow recommendations on Biaxin use duration may cause further bacteria resistance to the antibiotic.
If Biaxin antibiotic is simultaneously used with benzodiazepines (such as midazolam, triazolam), patients may experience an increase in sedative action. Antibiotic therapy needs to be prescribed with caution to patients taking oral anti-diabetic medications (including pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, and repaglinide). Biaxin pills taken with insulin or anti-diabetic medications may lead to a sharp drop in blood glucose.
During antibiotic therapy, some patients may experience watery diarrhea, accompanied with abdominal pain and a high temperature. In this case, the antidiarrhoeal treatment is recommended while the treatment with Biaxin to be continued.
This review on Biaxin is intended to provide useful information only and should not be considered as consultation with the health care professional experienced in the diagnosing and treating bacterial infections.
Hereby, the online pharmacy shall expressly disclaim all consequences whether expressed, implied or hidden arising from the use or non-use of all provided information on Biaxin and antibiotic therapy.
Biaxin Side Effects
Biaxin may cause mild short-term adverse reactions, such as insomnia, fever, dyspepsia, dyspnoea, vasodilation, asthenia, dizziness and hyperhidrosis. The said adverse reactions are observed not very often, and, if any, usually pass quickly when Biaxin is used properly. Less than 5% of patients are reported to cease treatment because of some side effects.
However, adverse reactions may be caused by excess Biaxin doses. Increase in the dose of antibiotic may cause various gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea, costiveness, abdominal pain, flatulence or vomiting. Rash, taste perversion, and hearing disturbance can be observed as well.
Besides general adverse reactions in patients of all ages, Biaxin effects can be different in children and adults. Such adverse reactions, as abdominal pain and infection, can be observed in children only, while dysgeusia, headache and nausea are typical only for adults while on Biaxin.