Biaxin (Clarithromycin) is in the antibiotic family typically prescribed to treat respiratory infections, ear or skin infections. These include bacterial infections such as strep throat, pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, acute ear infections and acute bronchitis.
A recent study points to an increased risk of death in patients prescribed Biaxin. In this study, the deaths were directly attributed to heart attack or stroke.
Reported Biaxin side effects can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, rash, vomiting, headache, and indigestion. Other potentially dangerous side effects include allergic reactions, pancreatitis, liver problems, mental problems, hallucinations, nightmares, anxiety, behavior changes, convulsions, fungal infections of the mouth, hearing loss, tremors, vertigo, and reduced blood sugar.
The maker of Biaxin and Biaxin XL, Abbott Laboratories, warns against the use of Biaxin in consumption with other drugs, especially heart disease and cholesterol medications. It is also suggested to avoid Biaxin if you have a heart condition.
Biaxin in the NewsThe FDA recently announced findings of a Danish study linking an increased mortality rate with the use of antibiotic, Biaxin (clarithromycin). The study involved a patient group that had existing heart problems or cardiac disease and the group taking Biaxin showed more deaths from heart disease compared to the placebo group. (Dec-01-05) [FDA]
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