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What is Biaxin?

Biaxin is an antibiotic tablet made up of clarithromycin. Biaxin is usually yellow in color, but can vary if you purchase a generic alternative. We sell both the brand name (Biaxin) as well as the generic alternative (made up of the same active ingredient ;) clarithromycin. Both are available in 250mg and 500mg tablets.

What does Biaxin treat?

Biaxin is prescribed to treat bacterial infections, to prevent infection in people with HIV and other conditions not listed in this description.  Sometimes doctor will combined this medication with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain kinds of stomach ulcers.

How does Biaxin work?

Clarithromycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria from growing and spreading, and because of this, it will not work for viral infections like the common cold.

Take Biaxin by mouth. You may take it with or without food, however directed by your doctor.

Usually Biaxin is taken every 12 hours.

Take this medication at the same time every day to ensure a consistent routine is met.


Tell your doctor about all drug allergies you may have as well as all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. It is harmful to an unborn baby.

Avoid tasks that require you to be fully alert until you understand exactly how Biaxin affects you.

Do not use for longer or less than you were told to by your doctor.

You will need to watch your blood sugar levels if you take Biaxin and also have diabetes.

Elderly patients may experience more side effects.

Tell your doctor if you have low magnesium levels, low potassium levels, or slow heartbeat before taking Biaxin.

Side Effects

There are few common side effects of Biaxin which consist of;

  • Belly pain
  • Change in taste
  • Upset stomach or throwing up
  • Diarrhea

Some serious side effects include;

  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal
  • Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight


How do I store this product?

At room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.


Can I drink alcohol while taking Biaxin?

Alcohol will not reduce the effectiveness of Biaxin. You are free to drink alcohol beverages as you please!


Is it safe for children to use Biaxin?

It is safe for children but it has not shown safety or effectiveness in those under 6 months old.


What does the average dose look like?

Doses vary depending on a number of factors but for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis the recommended dose would be 250mg – 500mg for 1 -2 weeks (7-14 days).

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