BIAXIN Reviews

Average Rating: 2.3 (1246 Ratings)

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 1  Bronchitis sinusitis Insomnia,clumsy, wrecked my car, acute anxiety, racing thoughts, word salad, 2 ER visits. Ended up on psych ward. Now on mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, anxiety meds. Still have memory speech and insomnia I will never take again I think it helps infection within 3 days, but I got toxic They need to re evaluate dosing at the very least F 45 9 days
2X D
9/28/2021
 1  Ear infection Metallic taste all day, feels like I'm being positioned. Dizziness. On day 3 of taking Biaxin I went to the E.R at night because my ear started to swell out of nowhere. The E.R. prescribed an antibiotic ear drop called CIPRODEX and pus was completely gone & swelling went away the very next morning. F 28 5 days
500 2X D
9/28/2020
 1  Post nasal drip I experienced an allergic reaction. Hives and my lymph nodes became swollen and hardened for years. Shortly after taking Biaxin I started losing my hair and my voice. Still haven't recovered either. This drug f**ked my life. May the wrath of God descend upon big pharma and the doctor who prescribed the drug for me in an under 5 min visit. M 22 3 days
30mg 1X D
9/9/2020
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 1  Chest infection Worst side effects ever I finished taking this in November 2018 and I'm still struggling with the side effects. I feel like I'm tripping on some hard drugs all the time With tinnitus, headache Awful anxiety and spinning sensation. I had numb body parts for a long time but that seems to have stopped now. I'm sensitive to light Got eye floaters Terrible neck and ear pain. Hallucinations are getting better But I still have moments of intense fear. I'm always thinking stuck in some fight or flight response. Sore throat crying for no reason but has got better than it was. O dont feel like me anymore I feel my personality has shifted. I used to be a happy hard working guy I now have left my job and trying to get my life back. Anyone else recovered ? Never touch this my life is ruined I'm doing my best to stay positive that I will be myself once again M 25 7 days
500mg
6/28/2019
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 1  Chest infection The worse thing I did was take this. It has been 5 weeks since finishing the course and I'm full of anxiety and tinnitus and my heart palpitations hurt. Really spaced out and scared of everything I hope this wares off. Really re consider these side effects. I don't know if I'll ever recover. M 25 7 days
12/24/2018
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 1  Bronchitis, prevent pnuemonia It helped with infection, but the side effects are so not worth it. Anything that gives that much of a toxic taste in mouth cannot be healthy at all. Upset stomach, headache, unusual heart rate, psychosis (seeing things, dreams, fears). Took 3 days, never again. F 44 3 days
500mg x2/d
12/8/2018
 1  To prevent pneumonia Taken together with pheniramine and another pill, caused severe arrythmia. Specifically, after doing a light exercise my heart rate went up to 180 bpm, then back to 0, then back to 180 bpm, etc. More moderate arrthythmia continued for 2 days after stopping the drugs. NOTE: the effect may have been exacerbated my drinking grapefruit juice. It has been half a year after taking the med, and I can not play sports like soccer, because once I run I have rapid heartbeat. This situation has not happened before. I believe that clarithromycin is at least partly responsible for this. M 32 5 days
1X D
3/9/2018
 3  Chest infection Side affect. had bout off diahrea on day 4 with blood in. Had bouts off physcosis.. an on a few occasions felt like passing out, made my temper bad . Felt very nauseous and bad anxiousness. Finished my course yesterday an have had bad indigestion since . Sleep was disrupted with bad dreams an toxic taste in mouth They did ok for chest infection but terrible sides .works on infection but very dangourous. M 28 7 days
500mg
10/14/2017
 1  Recurrence sinus infection Very bad taste in my mouth , feeling tired but anxious at the same time I suffer Anxiety and PTSD as it is not a good drug to take would not recommend this Antibiotic F 39 3 days
500
10/13/2017
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 1  H pylori Bloated. Shaking severe anxiety rash weight loss extreme fatigue leg cramps tingling eye lid twitch dizziness. been ten months i havnt recovered Its poison F 40 7 days
8/21/2017
 1  Excess mucous for a period of time Drug gives: acid reflex, depression, upset stomach, mood swings, loss of appetite. It makes you feel yucky. Not good drug. F 2 weeks
500
7/5/2017
 3  Chest infection I think it's the worst antibiotic available. I have been complaining of anxiety, nausea, vomiting, acid influx, loss of appetite, upset stomach & I cannot even sleep at night. I am a peaceful sleeper but this drug makes me stay up most of the night. It makes feel very low on self esteem & triggers my emotional side which makes me cry every few hours. I'm now done with biaxin but my emotional imbalance is killing me. F 35 10 days
500mg
5/11/2017
 1  pneumonis Horrid nasty vile taste, not slept properly,vertigo like dizziness, headache,I already suffer anxiety & depression its definately made that worse. Just about cleared my chest but now I feel ill with anxiety. It's poison ! Never again I'm sure its poison ivy ! M 63 7 days
50mg
4/28/2017
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 5  Ear infection Diarrhea,Insomnia I have been taking Biaxin for 25 yrs for an ear infection I get every time I catch the flu or cold.Its always worked well for me.it usually takes 4-5 days until you see a major improvement with your infection.Biaxin is probably more effective than penicillin and it covers a broad range of infections.The side effects I get are diarrhea once or twice during the 10 days I'm on the meds and insomnia.🤒😷🤕😀👍 M 52 10 days
500 2X D
4/25/2017
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 4  Chest infection Diarrhoea very severe on the second day then ongoing cramps. Insomnia despite the fact i have a lung condition that makes me very tired. I also have other medication for epilepsy and back pain that is supposed to make me sleepy but Biaxin cut straight through it. I noticed the elevated heart rate up to 120 - 130 It took about 3 days to notice an effect on the infection but at the end of the course it had done the job when neither co-amoxyclav or doxycycline had touched it - you can understand I was getting a bit concerned as if the clarithromycin (its related to erithromycin) hadn't worked that doesn't leave much in the drug cupboard M 52 14 days
500mg 2X D
4/10/2017
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 1  Bronchitis Severe abdominal pain an hour after the first pill, nausea first 6 days, constipation, on day 6 skin very sensitive to touch losing feeling in upper arms, fatigue, restlessness due to elevated heart rate and palpitations, yeast smelling urine and itching I will never take this medication again. My skin aches my stomach is in so much pain yet i feel hungry all day long. My bronchitis symptoms are clearing up but slowly I probably couldve been better off on something else F 25 10 days
500mg
3/29/2017
 1  Sinus infection Talk about emotional! Extremely tense, confusion, crying and stomach pain. Had me suicidal! This drug is dangerous!!! Doctor said was not Biaxin side effect but nothing else had changed in my life. F 54 7 days
500mg
3/28/2017
 3  Sinusitis All of those listed on the leaflet! But not as severely as others are saying. Took first tablet in the evening around 5pm and almost immediately felt my heart rate increase with a sense of deep anxiety, as well as slightly heavy/weak lower arms and hands. Went to take a nap, woke up with dry mouth, slight nausea and stomach pains (not severe like others describe), and the lovely metallic taste everyone is talking about. The weird thing is my whole body seems to smell of metal too. Kind of gross! Had a very broken sleep, waking up a lot feeling disturbed and panicky. Took the 2nd dose this morning and symptoms were not as severe and I can already feel a lessening of the sinus problems. The trouble is that the side effects are quite nasty and unpleasant even when not severe, so I called my doctor and asked what she thought (I live in the UK and this was a private doctor). She said definitely switch - it's not worth soldiering through. This is what I'd say by way of advice to people struggling with side effects - speak to your doctor as early as possible. This seems to be a very strong antibiotic that doesn't agree with certain people. It isn't worth going through this much discomfort and stress if an alternative might be better. I personally have never have side effects like this on other antibiotics: trust your knowledge of your own body and what feels tolerable and what does not. F 25 7 days
500mg 2X D
3/27/2017
 1  Sinus infection/double ear infectio Metallic taste in mouth, diarrhea, headaches. The week after I stopped taking it I have EXTREME fatigue & it's difficult to function but I have to work. Never again! F 42 10 days
3/15/2017
 3  H pylori First I was petrified to take the meds. I just wanted to get rid of this hpylori. I do have some itching and redness on my left inner thigh. Did not have the metallic taste everyone talked about. No nausea but severe diarrhea. Crazy dreams I did have. Other than that not too bad. Make sure you eat with this it will help the stomach cope better with this strong 🐜 biotic. F 44 7 days
500 mg 2xd
3/6/2017
  

BIAXIN  (CLARITHROMYCIN):  Clarithromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial respiratory tract infections. Clarithromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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