Taking Biaxin Safely

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Biaxin?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • An arrhythmia known as long QT syndrome
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Biaxin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take an overdose of Biaxin may experience effects such as:
 
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Biaxin Overdose for more information.)
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Biaxin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Try not to miss doses, as this increases the risk of developing an antibiotic-resistant infection.
 
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