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Biaxin® (clarithromycin) is available only by prescription and is used to help treat a number of bacterial infections, such as strep throat, pneumonia, and tonsillitis. It can also be used for preventing a serious bacterial infection that can occur in people with advanced AIDS. This antibiotic is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medicines you are taking before prescribing Biaxin.
This medication comes in the form of immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and an oral suspension (liquid). The type and dosage your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the condition being treated and other factors.
Though generally well tolerated, Biaxin has the potential to cause side effects. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported ones included nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion.
(For more detailed information on this antibiotic, such as how it works, helpful dosing tips, and available strengths, click Biaxin.)
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