Biaxin Xl Oral Tablet, Extended Release 500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Biaxin XL: Oral tablet, extended release (500mg)

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Biaxin XL 500mg Tab
AbbVie US LLC formerly Abbott Pharmaceutical Product Division
Pill Identification: LOGO KJ 
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Biaxin XL Pac 500mg Tab
AbbVie US LLC formerly Abbott Pharmaceutical Product Division
Pill Identification: LOGO KJ 
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7244
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7244
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: E275 
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO 777 
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO KJ 
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 777 
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Clarithromycin 500mg ER Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: LOGO 777 

What is this Medicine?

CLARITHROMYCIN (kla RITH roe mye sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

In-Depth Information

Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 000743165
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pneumonia, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet
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AbbVie US LLC formerly Abbott Pharmaceutical Product Division
Pill Identification: LOGO KJ 
Shape: oval
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

Belching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dyskinesia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholestasis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yeast Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet(Clarithromycin)
Marijuana and Clarithromycin(Clarithromycin)
Clarithromycin can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Clarithromycin. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Biaxin XL Filmtab 500mg Extended-Release Tablet(Clarithromycin)
Grapefruit juice and Clarithromycin(Clarithromycin)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of Clarithromycin. There may be no interaction. Do not significantly change your grapefruit intake while taking Clarithromycin.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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