Biaxin Drug Interactions
Among the drugs that can potentially interact with Biaxin are certain benzodiazepines, ED medications, and statins. Biaxin drug interactions can cause your body to metabolize the medicines differently than intended, possibly increasing your risk of side effects or other serious complications. Because Biaxin is likely to interact with many medications, talk with your healthcare provider about any drug interactions with Biaxin that may apply to you.
Biaxin® (clarithromycin) can potentially interact with many medications, too many to list. Some (but not all) of the medicines that may lead to Biaxin drug interactions include:
- Pimozide (Orap®)
- QT-prolonging medications (drugs that cause an irregular heart rhythm known as QT prolongation)
- Statin medications, such as:
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®)
- Fluvastatin (Lescol®, Lescol® XL)
- Lovastatin (Altoprev®, Mevacor®) or combination medications that contain lovastatin (Advicor®)
- Pitavastatin (Livalo®)
- Pravastatin (Pravachol®)
- Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)
- Simvastatin (Zocor®) or combination medications that contain simvastatin (Juvisync®, Simcor®, Vytorin®)
- Theophylline (Uniphyl®, Theocron®, TheoCap®, Theo-24®, Elixophyllin®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).