Drug Ratings for BIAXIN

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 1  throat infection (didn't have) The horrible taste in my mouth came almost immediately. I have awful cramps in my stomach like someone is stabbing me. I have not had diarrhea but I suspect that is because of probiotics (taking culturelle florastor and kefir) the taste in my mouth is so bad i cannot sleep. I am stopping these pills immediately. It turns out I have tonsil stones not a throat infection. I really hope this goes away soon. F 23 2 days
500
4/15/2014

 1  Strep Throat Metallic taste in mouth, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, abdominal pain, gas, tremors, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, numbness in limbs. I went to Urgent Care for Strep Throat. I have an allergy to Penicillin so Doctor prescribed me Biaxin 500mg (I am only 105 pounds!). He said the only reaction would be the metallic taste and nausea. I asked him for an alternative and he told me no. Side effects began on day one and each day has brought more side effects and intense reactions. I've even been taking a probiotic. I am done. Going to regular doctor to seek an alternative. F 31 3 days
500mg
4/7/2014
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 1  Bronchitis Brutal nausea, dry heaving, diarrhea, gas, depression, anxiety, shakes, insomnia, night sweats, fear. I have stopped taking Biaxin after 4 out of 7 days. The cure was worse than the ailment. Felt like I was dying. Never again!!!! M 33 4 days
500 MG x 2
4/4/2014

 1  sinus and chest infection Tremors,twitches, nightmares, diarrhea, heart palpitations, nightmares, anxiety, sweats, chills,joint pain, swollen face and legs,nausea, some symptoms remaining two weeks after finishing Biaxin xl F 67 2 weeks
1000mg
4/2/2014
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 1  Strep Throat The first day I took this, I made sure to take it right after a big meal as directed. Within about 4 hours, I was screaming and crying with extreme abdominal pain. I had to take two T3's for it to subside, which just made my stomach feel like I was experiencing acid reflux. I was nauseous, dizzy, having difficulty breathing (high anxiety) and felt a constant burning sensation from my stomach to my chest. The next day however, my throat felt so much better....maybe it worked but also gave me bad side effects? Regardless, I immediately stopped taking it and switched to something else. I would stay clear! There are plenty of other antibiotics to choose from! F 20 10 days
500MG
3/23/2014

 2  bronchitis Started out OK then all downhill from there. Painful migraines, dizziness, lethargy, tinnitus, blurred vision, bitter taste and loss of appetite. Last night I took it, woke up with excruciating muscle spasms in my neck and head, couldn't move either in any direction. Had never been in such agony. Flexeril helped, but I stopped the med. F 61 4 days
500 mg
3/18/2014
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 1  Pneumonia This drug is terrible! It needs to be banned by the FDA! It has given me heart palpitations and severe anxiety! This has lasted for two days now not taking the medication! I hope these side effects go away! The nausea, confusion, ear popping, abdominal pain, dizziness, and fatigue are slowly dissipating yet present. Do not take this unless there is no other choice!!!!!!!!!!!!! F 27 8 days
200
3/17/2014

 5  Chest infection No side effects whatsoever. This drug has been amazing for me (sorry to hear about all the side effects in other people) and not only cleared my chest infection, within a few days some facial rash/pimples I had been stuck with for over a year completely disappeared and the chronic sinusitis, ear plugging, and inability to smell I had been dealing with for years completely resolved - I am shocked in the most pleasant way. Who knew my problems were all bacteria related - I am a new person. It's worth trying. Incredibly effective. No side effects at all in my case. F 48 14 days
500 mg 2X D
3/12/2014

 4  Sinusitis, bronchitis Metallic taste, bloating, acid reflux (sore throat as a result), severe gas. I had tried Zithromax twice, Levaquin twice, and Prednisone twice. This is the only antibiotic that worked for me. Make sure you take a quality probiotic while using this medication. I used Living Food inner-eco fresh coconut water probiotic, which is liquid. I used it in the afternoon to give it a fair shot at working. And ladies, make sure you get a prescription for Diflucan, you're going to need it. F 41 10 days
500 MG 2X D
3/7/2014
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 1  Submandibulr swelling?ear pain/Lyme This drug is poison as far as I am concerned. Was supposed to be on it for 30 days - yeh - right! Started out with the most nauseating metallic taste and gut wrenching sourness and ended within 24 hours of not only that but painful diarrhea for hours on end. I woke up at least 4 times in the middle of the night because of these excessive symptoms. I missed a day of work I was so sick - I stopped at day 2 - there is no drug worth this much pain and misery. It has been 2 days since the drug entered my body and my gut is still messed up. Report your side effects to the FDA if you can. They really need to take this drug off the market. If you read about it now on their website - you will see all of the damage is has the propensity to do....which in my opinion - it is WAY more than your typical antibiotic. F 49 1 days
500 mg 2X D
3/7/2014
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 2  H. Pylori Horrible nausea and vomiting, dry heaves, insomnia, terrible metallic taste in mouth. Got some STRONG anti-nausea pills from the hospital and those help a little. Medicine seems to be working though. F 30 2 weeks
500mg
2/24/2014

 1  sinus and ear infection This drug is horrible! Was supposed to take it 10 days. On the 2nd day I had watery diarrhea. On the 4th day, it felt like someone rammed a pole in my gut. Eating was out of the question. Then I got uncontrollable tremors, my fingers went numb, and I started varying between freezing then sweating like crazy. I was up all night vomiting, sweating, shaking, crying, and feeling like my head would explode. I saw 3 different doctors, all said the biaxin could not be causing these side effects. I took myself off of this crap drug. Will never take it again and have far less respect for doctors. They didn't want to help me. They all had tablets and could have Googled biaxin side effects, but I guess they were too busy to do that. Don't take this if you don't have to. F 42 4 days
500 mg
2/12/2014

 1  lung infection Cleared the infection in 3 days. However, I had all of the following : bad taste in my mouth, heartburn, severe nausea, crying, really bad insomnia and swollen feet. The cure was 10 X worse than the disease. Never again. M 56 10 days
2 x 500
2/8/2014
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 2  sinus infection During the 10 days metallic taste, pain in stomach, but not awful enough to stop and it did clear up a terrible sinus infection (dr scoped nose and confirmed infection) Was on cefdinir for 9 days....then biaxin when I went back and still had headache and could not breath, Stomach pain was a little worse each day, but was clearing sinus up....so stayed on it for 10 days.... I currently have been off of biaxin 11 days, it has been awful....pain in stomach, odd abdominal pain...no GI distress, but something is weird in the GI tract.....I have had a bad reaction to augmentin, why first cefdinir, then biaxin, anyone have issues like this after biaxin? Freaking me out. F 59 10 days
500 2X D
1/30/2014
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 4  bacterial infection metallic taste in mouth some queasiness then feeling of hunger, nightmares, weight gain, constipation Have taken this before and it works for me just not that pleasant but alot better the some side effects you get from similiar drugs F 61 28 days
500 2X D
1/27/2014

 1  cough/ sinus/flu Horrible headache, crushing chest pain, shortness of breath, face and lips swelling, nausea, feeling of doom....next several days I have experienced rapid heart beats, severe anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, bad dreams, heart burn, left shoulder and arm pain and numbness, and a day off diarrhea. F 45 1 days
500mg
1/12/2014

 3  Sinus infection Terrible sweats, restlessness, stomach growls as if I were starving, horrible taste in mouth, increased heart rate, and nausea. Though all the side effects suck, this medicine is already working only 2 day into taking it. 12 more days to go.. F 22 2 days
500mg
1/2/2014

 1  Sinus/chest infection We'll- it's 3:42 in the a.m. & I haven't taken a pill since 8:30 am!! 2.5 weeks of a pretty hefty mucous intense in both face and chest problem, with a 10 day go on antiviral antibiotics, with no success in getting better, I went back to dr for the "fix this sinus stuff" appointment. 3 pills total taken; 2 in the am and pm yesterday, one in the am today- the side effects have been unbelievable! Insomnia is so complete I might decide to just go ahead and reorganize the garage right now. Itching, headache and at 12:00 noon today I thought death was on my door stop. After an hour of clammy, uncomfortable sweaty stuff (thought it was one sucker of a "over 40 female" heat flash) I began a session of cold sweats I have never experienced. Hands started to shake, and the feeling of burning from the inside out was real. I thought " people ACTUALLY do spontaneously combust!?" Sweat poured off of me for over 5 minutes, and the weakness that set in was extremely scary. I turned a unique shade of yellow/white. No diarrhea yet, but I do take probiotics daily. Did I mention the headache and the dizziness? I will not swallow another one of these pills. I received a steroid shot at the dr's office and seem to have turned the corner with the chest mucus and nose drainage. I am very excited to one night actually go to sleep for more than 1.5 hours. It's hopeful- but don't know how long this ridiculous drug stays in one's system. Save a sheep and don't take thi F 41 1 days
500
1/1/2014

 1  Sinus Infection & Ear Infection SEVERE stomach pains. Other unmentionable side effects. Weakness. Soreness. Tired as hell. I feel like I'm repeatedly being stabbed in the stomach & kicked in the back. F 15 3 days
2x per day
12/5/2013

 1  Sinus Chronic Anxiety Attacks Depression Disturbed sleep Lack of appetite Nausea PLEASE understand that IF you do have any CNS side effects such as anxiety or depression, as bad as they are do NOT do running to a doctor as all they will do is tell you its not related to the drug and prescribe you even more drugs which at best will mask the symptoms but at worst leave you addicted to drugs that are harder to get off than heroin (Fact) I understand how horrible it is but try and understand this... like ANY side effect, they will pass in time and there ARE things you can do to increase the recovery. 1) Stop the antibiotic 2) Buy a good quality Pro-biotic in capsule form. as the drug that raped your friendly gut bacteria and yogurt is not. 3) Patience and time. WARNING: People who come on here claiming this drug ruined their lives and now they're on a list of additional drugs and have lost their jobs, relationships "because" of the anxiety and depression have panicked and run for more drugs and it all becomes a vicious cycle as tranquillisers are a poison in themselves. F 44 6 days
500mg 2X D
11/27/2013
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 3  h.pylori Strong Metallic taste Nightmares First couple of days no side effects at all. then very strong metallic taste in mouth (I thought one of my fillings was leaking at first). Vivid nightmares -scared the s*** out of me. Only 3 days left so will stick it out and hope to kill the Helicobacter pylori., should be worth it in the end. On a seperate note why does this turn up a positive test result for cocaine? is there some in it? M 26 10 days
500mg 2X D
10/22/2013

 4  Ear/sinus infection Dizzy, pounding heart, diarrhea, abdominal muscle pain. This is really beginning to freak me out. I just took a pill and then started reading all of this on here. My 2 year old is also taking this. Tomorrow we will stop. Our infections seem cleared up but we are only half way through the treatment. I have this painful hardness in my abdomen. I hope it's nothing serious from this medicine. If anyone has experienced a hard/ painful abdomen please comment. F 33 10 days
500
10/13/2013
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 5  Late Stage Neuro Lyme Disease Nausea. The coated tablets did not make me sick at all, but when the pharmacy gave me the uncoated ones, I felt terrible. F 39 90 days
500 2X D
10/12/2013
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 1  Bronchitis Severe pain in stomach. Heavy crushing in chest. Shoulder tightness. Very much like heart attack happening. Feelings of doom. Horrible burning sensation and indigestion. Hip pain. Bad dreams. F 38 2 days
500mg 2/da
10/6/2013
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 1  H.Pylori Bad taste in mouth, chills, sweets , fatigue, body ache, inability to concentrate. I also feel as if my heart rate is elevated and inability to sleep. M 42 4 days
500 mg x2
9/23/2013

 1  mastitis /abscess in breast Extreme anxiety, watery diahrea, numb mouth, inability to speak, nausea, loss of appetite, tremours/shakey, feeling if disorientation, complete insomnia, fatigue during day, metallic taste in mouth, muscle spasms & twitches F 40 4 days
250mg x2
9/18/2013

 1  Biaxin/medrol taper for e.coli sinu migraine, horrid taste in my mouth. this migraine had me hospitalized twice before it dawned on me the medication may be making my pain worse (an 8-9 on the pain scale) i ended up in the er twice in 36 hrs for the intense pain in my head. having a hard time seeing if this is just me or more common than drs realize. i was at an 8-9 on the pain scale, and given dilaudid and other drugs before it broke. F 30 30 days
250 1X D
9/16/2013
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 1  Sinus Infection Horrific Taste in Mouth - tasted like death, strange headaches, severe insomnia, red rash across my face, hives, rapid heart beat, felt like I was going to die and still wonder if I was close to death, mania, brain fog, loss of feeling in my body, personality change This drug created major havoc with my life. I took it in Jan and I still have brain fog from it. I could not sleep for weeks and had to seek help for sleep loss. This drug had horrific side effects that lasted for months. I am now scared to take medication because I don't want to ever face the side effects that I faced. DON"T EVER TAKE THIS!!! F 38 8 days
500 MG 1X D
8/27/2013

 4  Lung infection I did not have any initial side effects until my second week in. I feel better, not 100%. I have this god awful taste in my mouth, it is unbearable and nothing I do helps it subside, mouthwash, drinking a lot of water. I read on another blog to drink pickle juice, I am willing to try it. I also get bad headaches and GI problems. F 56 2 weeks
500 2X D
8/3/2013
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 1  Whooping cough (pertussis) Upset stomach, nausea, queasiness, dizziness, headache, chemical taste in mouth, loss of appetite. F 16 10 days
500MG
7/2/2013

 1  Acute Bronchitis Nausea, General Sick feeling, dizziness, repeated sweats from HELL, frequent urination, heart flutters, difficulty breathing, psychotic/depressive feelings, mania, insomnia And here I thought it was just me - the rare 1% that gets bad reactions. Thank you all for the information, it helps with the emotional stress. The drug DOES WORK. But my god, the COST...I didn't make the connection until Day 5 that it was the drug that was causing these symptoms. I take a pill, and 4 hours later as it peaks the suffering begins...The final four hours are a relief, but then you DREAD taking the next one...I am SO glad I'm on my last pill...I have NEVER been so relieved to be off a medication as I am with this one. NEVER AGAIN (Unless I have no choice). I honestly thought I was going to die, but thanks to this site I toughed it out and here I am...I hope this doesn't cause permanent damage - and I only took 250 mg x2!!! M 39 7 days
250 2X D
6/30/2013
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 1  sinus infection extreme fatigue,upset stomach,sore legs,horrible taste in my mouth,very thirsty I've never had such a bad experience with antibiotics. i will not be finishing my pills. F 30 3 days
2X D
6/20/2013

 1  Pneumonia Hallucinations, Racing Heart, Dizzy, Not Able to Talk in full sentences that make any sense. Bad Dreams, Horrible Taste in my mouth, Awake at night, so tired during the day. Muscles hurt, Pasty saliva. always thirsty. crappy drug. F 19 10 days
500mg 2X D
6/18/2013

 4  throat infection Terrible taste in mouth, extreme fatigue, mild nausea, interrupted sleep patterbs. F 30 4 days
1000
6/16/2013
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 1  Bronchitis panic disorder, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, anxiety and a huge amount of phisical symptoms it has been almost 5 MONTHS now that i finished this poison and i still suffer from anxiety. never had this before.most of the phisical symptoms are gone. if you felt the same, please mail me F 26 7 days
500 2X D
6/14/2013
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 1  Sinus Infection heart racing, metallic taste in mouth, chest pain when breathing...the worst was the SEVERE joint pain, esp. in my knees and hands, that lasted for 2 months...ended up having to go to the ER because I was having spasms in my knees for 24 hrs and could barely walk...then had to have 6 weeks of physical therapy and I'm still have some random joint pain 2 months later Take another drug if at all possible...worst drug I've ever taken and worst pain I've ever been in. And I ended up getting sick again right after, so I don't think it even cleared up the infection. F 30 7 days
500 mg 1X D
6/8/2013

 1  H. Pylori Hand tremors, body aches, sore knees, sore legs and sore feet. Tingling sensation on and off. I'm taking this as part of a treatment for H. Pylori. The GI doc who prescribed it told me to "ride it out". 5 days in I called my Family Doctor and was told by the nurse that there is NO WAY my symptoms are from these antibiotics. 4 days left and will ride it out and hopefully see the issues I'm having go away when the medication is done. M 32 6 days
1000mg 2X D
5/30/2013
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 1  bronchitis Tired feeling all the time,extreme heart racing.acid reflux deppression. Stay away from this Med! I went from normal to feelings of death. I was scared for my life I just knew my heart was going to explode! M 24 4 days
500mg
5/9/2013

 1  Bronchitis increased heart rate, bitter taste in mouth, couldn't sleep because of racing heart Has a lot of side effects. Hard to deal with the side effects F 41 4 days
500 2X D
5/5/2013
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 1  Chest infection Very sick to stomach. Head aches , chills , very tired, tightness in chest, hard to concentrate. muscle aches, Diarrhea. and again very very sick to my stomach I would never recommend it. Made me feel more sick than when I was sick. M 47 7 days
1000 1X D
4/29/2013

 1  Infection Fatigue , Brain Fog , Dizziness , it messed up my GI tract This should be banned , 10 months after and i am suffering with IBS symptoms like , not to mention this will give you yeast infection . On the internet there is study about Clarithromycin and its effect on the gut flora...this "great" drug will supress bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species leaving open space for gut pathogens like c-diff,candida albicans.etc to take upper hand.Gut flora recovery after course of this drug in healthy individuals takes 30-60 days unfortunately for some it will shift gut flora composition so it will take pretty much longer time....with some help . Take this with Saccharomyces Boulardii its a strong beast it will protect your intestinal linings against Candida , C-Diff. After you finish course add Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1/NAS/LA-5 (for small intestine) and Bifidobacterium Longum BB536 ( the most dominant friendly bacterium in large intestine) cheap probiotics like Enzymatic Therapy Pearls should be ok , they work. Good luck , clarithromycin will do more harm than good. M 25 4 days
250 MG 2X D
4/1/2013

 1  Pneumonia Loose and burning stool for 2 weeks starting day 1, nausea metallic taste in mouth, gas, depression, Stomach pain, lose of apitite, weak muscles, this was prescribed by my dr and right after i had it those symptons started. i stoped the 1st day after taking my 2x500ml. but the aftermath was horrible. i dont know what to do, i still feel weak and have the diarihea (yellowish and loose and burning). Colitis might be the problem!! M 34 10 days
500mg X 2 1X D
3/28/2013
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 1  Pneumonia The warning label on the medicine said that it may cause diarrhea for weeks up to months. So two weeks now I lost 8 pounds and went to get some more tests why the diarrhea never stopped and I have now c-diff. I researched the drug and found out that c-diff is a common reported occurrence. So I am now going about to report that c-diff should be put on the label as a possible side effect instead of that diarrhea may occur weeks up to months. Biaxin had a side effect of diarrhea on the label. When I started with the diarrhea I didn't think anything of it. Two weeks of diarrhea I went for testing and was positive for c-diff which is a common reported occurrence of the drug. So bec the label misled that the diarrhea can last up to months as a common side effect I had possibly spread the c-diff to all staff at the nursing home where I work. The drug company should be sued! F 32 10 days
500mg 2X D
3/19/2013
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 4  Systemic Infection Anxiety (briefly when I first began it). Biaxin has been a very tolerable antibiotic for me. I've taken MANY for a chronic infection. F 27 4 months
500mg 2X D
3/15/2013

 1  Walking Pneumonia Pounding heartbeat, metallic taste in mouth, increased hunger, insomnia, auditory hallucinations, flatulance, jittery F 19 6 days
500 2X D
3/13/2013
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 1  suspected chest infection Extreme anxiety, depersonalisation, adrenalin surges, nervous disorders, insomnia, depression, suicidal ideation. This drug has wrecked my life, and changed my mind and nervous system fundamentally. I took it 6 months ago for a very unpleasant chest virus, which the doctor decided must be an infection. I took it was 6 days and the dose was too high for my body weight. The effects three days in were horrendous, however as I was already feverish I only realised too late that I was losing my mind, totally terrified and as if in a dream. The worst thing was and is my inability to step back from this and to feel ant pleasure in life. I felt as if I was in hell, contacted a private doc and got a prescription for Lozapam. One month on the symptoms were no better (except for the duration of the benzo) and doc prescribed an antipsychotic, which I could not tolerate. Then went on to Diazapam (supposedly to withdraw more easily) and five months later stuck on it! As I withdraw so the original symptoms get worse. Not able to return to work due to diagnosis of severe depression/ anxiety due I know to my extreme stress reaction to everything. I can only say that it is a living nightmare. I suffer day and night and I hope one day will end. F 57 6 days
2X D
3/10/2013

 2  sinus infection son took this and had too fast heartrate over 100 resting also chills M 15 2 days
500 mg 2X D
3/7/2013

 1  sinus infection Went to walk in for a bad reaction to cold pills and had an extreme back ache though I didn't remember doing anything. Gave me steroids for the reaction and this for sinus infection, this was Wednesday. My back pain only got worse, actually unbearable. By Saturday my chest hurt so bad along with my back I felt like I could die. Went to E.R. was checked out and doctor said I messed up a muscle that wraps around my ribs causing back and chest pain. Gave me muscle relaxers and said keep taking other meds. I woke up today Monday feeling okay. I came home after taking kids to school and took this with in 30 minutes my chest and back were killing me and that's when I it occurred to me it was these pills. F 32 4 days
500mg
2/25/2013
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 1  skin infection dizziness, rapid heart rate, headache, nausea, stomach pain, anxiety, insomnia, foul taste in mouth I will never take this drug again. It is very toxic to me. Only was able to take 3 doses before common sense said to stop poisoning myself and get something else. NEVER had this reaction to any other antibiotic. F 50
500 mg 2X D
2/20/2013

 1  Uterine Micro Polyps headache, severe dizziness, diarrhea, gas, skin rash, sweats, chills This is horrible drug. If you do your research you will find that it can cause liver problems. I didn't last 2 days on this. There are lots of other antibiotics out there. I would ask your Dr for something else. With that said, my husband is also on this and has had no symptoms so far. F 31 2 days
500MG 2X D
2/5/2013

 5  Bad sore throat Other than the metallic taste noted by others and a little fatigue, particularly in the morning, I had no real side effects. I have been sure to take the medicine after eating and, as with all antibiotics, supplementing mt diet with probiotics to keep gastrointestinal issues to a minimum. On day 8 of a 10 day course right now and throat was clear by day 3. M 50 10 days
1/30/2013

 1  Bronchitis Increased heart rate, chest pain, chest tightness, feeling of being out of breath, mood swings, mental agitation, out of character violent reactions, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain, tremors, metallic taste. At some point, the chest pains and the tightness got so bad, I had to go to the ER. It seemed like I was having a heart attack. Also, I was out of breath and my heart was racing at 100 beats a minute just sitting down! The doctor told me to stop the medication at once. I was on my 11 th day out of 14. The symptoms appeared after about 4 days of taking the meds. I NEVER WANT TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION EVER AGAIN. F 39 14 days
500Mg 2X D
1/23/2013

 1  sinusitis Omg terrible metal taste in mouth! Nausea, stomach cramps, shakiness, fast heartbeat, insomnia, diarrhea, and got beginning stages of yeast infection. Stopped taking after a week. Couldn't handle it. Never experienced those side effects on ANY ANTIBIOTIC. WORST EVER F 28 10 days
500
1/22/2013
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 2  Ear infection, bronchitis Metallic/bitter taste in mouth entire time, especially at night. Diarrhea, dizziness. F 36 10 days
250
12/29/2012

 1  Sinus Infection Constant headache. Dizziness. Diarhea. Nauseous. This is the worst antibiotic that I have ever taken. Stopped taking it after 3 days. M 44 10 days
500MG 2X D
12/23/2012

 3  bronchitis Very bad insomnia!!!! Didnt sleep all night, bad taste in mouth,fast heartbeat,weakness. F 42 7 days
2 D
12/21/2012

 4  Severe Chronic Sinusitis Bad taste in mouth (like hairspray is a great way to explain it) - occasionally woke me up at night, some trouble getting to sleep, slightly increased heartbeat noticed, loose stool (nothing to write home about) After the first 3 doses, I noticed an improvement in my infection, which had been unsuccessfully treated with 10 days of Augmentin previously. The side effects are noticeable, but did not affect my ability to function day-to-day normally. F 25 14 days
500 MG 2X D
12/19/2012
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 1  Chect infection First day of taking this pill the side effects hit me. I began to feel dizzy, stomach cramps, confusion. I took the pills a second day thinking they were only beginning side effects but things got worse. Horrible stomach pains, so bad I couldn't move even, frequent trips to the bathroom, I couldn't bare to eat anything, I felt like hell. I had body pains like never before, I was so dizzy I couldn't lie down as I felt like I was spinning. The metallic taste worsened, almost like my tongue was coated in this potent, stingy rotting oil that's caused such a horrible smell and taste in my mouth ugh it's disgusting. I stopped taking these meds after the 3rd pill. (2 pills/ day) so on the second day I stopped. I couldn't deal with these side effects, they made me feel even more horrible then my infection does. I have 40 pills I'm supposed to take, the entire bottle over the 20 day period but I can gaurentee I am NOT. I can't handle these pills, they're wrecking havock on my digestive s If your doctor prescribes these pills, ask if there is anything else. Even if you take biaxin WITH food, it still gave me these horrific effects. I tried taking a single pill without the food, my stomach pains were so severe, like a knife was gouging out my stomach. I couldn't move for like 15 minutes. When I could move, I couldn't even eat or drink anything, as these pills made me so dizzy and queasy my stomach constantly felt like it was curdling. These are horrible pills. I'm not impressed with this. F 19 2 days
2X D
12/17/2012

 3  Bad sinus infection Felt good until day 4. Sinus infection is getting better but my stomach is so sore! I read it can cause psuedembraneous colitis and I have experienced that after a drug I was prescribed after I had my wisdom teeth out, not fun. I would seriously recommend taking probiotics at the maxim dose if you are on Biaxin. F 31 4 days
1000mg
12/6/2012
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 1  ear infection Some idiot doctor at a walk in clinic prescribed this for my 18 MONTH OLD daughter. She freaked out at the first dose and we thought she was just cranky from fever and being sick. We forced in a second dose and she gagged and threw up. I then tasted it and completely understood why she was so adverse to taking it. Because of this she was refusing to take Advil & Tylenol (which she has always taken with NO PROBLEMS) and she was running a fever of 105.1 that we HAD to get under control. WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANY DOCTOR PRESCRIBE THIS TO A TODDLER? I am so furious right now. F 1 7 days
3mls 2X D
11/30/2012
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