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clarithromycin for Sinusitis: I have been on Biaxin for about 7 days for sinus infection and bronchitis. I started to feel better after a couple of days, but don't feel as good. Still coughing and stuffed up on one side. Side effects haven't been too bad - metallic taste in mouth for some time after I take it, but goes away. Also makes me a little nauseous if I don't take with food. Wondering if I need to go back to the Dr. though.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Only been on for 3 days, still coughing a bit but feel much better overall. Pharmacist told me to eat yogurt or take probiotics so maybe that's why Im not experiencing any side effects at all.
clarithromycin for Bronchitis: severe stomach pain, this is the worst I have ever felt I will be calling the doctor in the morning, stop taking them hope I make it until morning :( this is my 2nd day on them.
clarithromycin for Sinusitis: Wrote on here yesterday. Just updating. Doc advised me to stop taking clarithromycin after I took only one 500mg last night. My experience- awful taste in mouth, vomiting, lower back pain, aching all over, severe stomach pain, couldnt sleep, dizziness, severe anxiety, dull heavy headache (similar to a hang over) and very dry mouth. All this after only ONE tablet. This medication is EVIL! Take with extreme caution people. Good luck x
clarithromycin for Bronchitis: I have bronchitis and they prescribed Clarithromycin. I have been taking them for 4 days now (I need to take them 10 days). I feel often dizzy, have headaches, very nauseous. My mouth always taste gross, like a metallic taste, I often have to rinse my mouth with water because of the bad taste (even at night I have to get up and rinse my mouth because the taste makes me nauseous). Just wanted to share.
clarithromycin for Strep Throat: This medication worked very fast except I got an yeast infection by the 3rd day. Women, definitely take Canesten during the course of this medication, if you are sensitive to antibiotics.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Sinusitis: I too have had multiple sinus infections and surgery twice. In addition I am immunosuppressed because of a medication for rheumatoid arthritis. Biaxin has always worked for me. I really have no side effects other than the metallic taste which is tolerable. I make sure I take it after food otherwise it is really hard on the stomach. I take Biaxin XL 500mg, 2 tablets once a day for 14 days.
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clarithromycin for Strep Throat: Took this for strep throat. First day was okay (besides the fact that these pills are rather large and hard to swallow). Second day was horrible. Diarrhea twice, then my heart started racing. Called the doctor who said go the emergency room right away this medicine can cause heart palpitations. Heart rate was around 130 bpm for over 4 hours with no sign of slowing down. Finally the doctor in the ER decided to administer an anti-arrhythmic medicine to decrease the heart rate.
The clarithromycin did seem to start working almost right away, after my second dose I felt much better, then the horrific side effects kicked in.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Strep Throat: I love this. I had a really bad strep throat and I tried everything I can so one day after I came back from a Cody Simpson signing (I couldn't miss that!) me and my mom walked to a doctor and he suggested Biaxin and after 1 dose I was feeling so much better it's been 4 days and I'm all better and I haven't had any side effects! The only sad thing that happens while I was taking this was a day after I got it I had to miss a Justin Bieber concert with my friend (she went) because my parents didn't know if the side effects would affect me.
clarithromycin for Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: I'm allergic to penicillin, so this is pretty much my best option. I'm terrified of the long list of sides effects on most medicines, but I've had this 3 times before for various conditions and it hasn't killed me. It works really well but it's so important that you keep taking it for the full duration. It usually starts working in 2- 3 days. As for side effects, I always get the metallic taste (I don't know why they list this as an uncommon side effect instead of common) as well as stomach pains and nausea. Never had diarrhea from it. My advice would be to take food with it or 30 mins before, and sit/stand for the next few hours. When you lie down, the symptoms are much worse, especially the nausea, cramps & metallic taste.
clarithromycin for Bronchitis: I'm taking this right now, I'm on day 4 out of 10 and really the only problem for me is feeling nauseous and when I'm sleeping I wake up a couple times because of the taste in my throat and mouth. I thought of sulfur but I don't even know what sulfur tastes like or smells like. Eat something salty like chips or anything you can find and have a drink of water.
clarithromycin for Sinusitis: I suffer from chronic sinus infections and have been treated with clarithromycin. While it got rid of the more severe issues (facial pain, horribly stuffed nose) I still didn't feel great after. Both times I ended up having to go to an ENT afterwards and start a stronger steroid and antibiotic. To top it off when I was on clarithromycin I had that terrible metallic taste in my mouth that would actually wake me up in the middle of the night.
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clarithromycin for Pneumonia: I went to the doctor having hard breathing, weakness, aching, headaches, and a nasty cough. I had it 3 days before going in. I was prescribed Clarithromycin "Biaxin XL" 500mg x2 per day. Taking it with my morning meals I started feeling better after 2 days. The cough and 100 deg temp stayed until day 4 I woke up soaked in sweat. Here I am 8 days later, I feel better but the cough still remains and I'm hacking up clear thick liquid. I have enough pills for 4 more days so I will write a re-review once it has taken its course. It most defiantly helped. I did not taste any metallic taste nor did I get diarrhea. I do get a loopy sensation about an hour after taking it witch lasts for approximately 10 hours. They also prescribed me a cough syrup and codeine.
Biaxin XL (clarithromycin) for Bronchitis: Took it as soon as I got home from the doctor, 2 pills a day for 10 days but missed 2 doses when I thought I was better. A couple of days later I was sneezing like crazy and had a bad cough. Don't miss doses! Even when you think you're cured.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Sinusitis: I was on this for the first time last fall when I had H. Pylori. It knocked it out but threw me into my first vaginal yeast infection. The metallic taste in the mouth is horrible and my husband could even taste it when he kissed me. Currently I am on it for sinusitis which I have seasonal.
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clarithromycin for Sinusitis: After a terrible flu, I had upper respiratory infection and sinusitis. Was first on Z-pack, with no improvements, then on Levaquin which gave me horrible side effects, nausea, allergic reaction in the face, and extreme fatigue. I was feeling worse than without the medicines, so got switched to Biaxin and right on day one I experienced lots of improvements. I am on day two and feeling better, not 100% yet, but way better. I do have the metallic taste and little bit of upset stomach, but probiotic is helping tremendously to control it. I am going to try the dark chocolate tomorrow! So far I am happy with the treatment.
clarithromycin for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: On the 10th day of my treatment I started itching. Mostly in ankle area, middle of stomach and hip area. Have noticed small itchy areas elsewhere, but not as much as the aforementioned.
clarithromycin for Sinusitis: I'm on day 3 of Biaxin XL and I haven't experienced even one side effect, hoping it stays this way. Everyone is different and you can't judge it by others, I was scared to death after reading things on here. I started feeling better the next day also. So far so good.
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clarithromycin for Bronchitis: Well I started taking this medicine on Friday and now it's Sunday. It left a strong horrible metal taste in my mouth and yesterday I started experiencing stomach pains that kept me awake at night. After one pill I woke up feeling SO much better I was shocked! My bad painful cough went away. But I was left with this horrible taste and stanch pain. I'm not going to take my 2nd pill today and wait to go to the doctors tomorrow to see if I need to switch to something else. Hope you all feel better!
Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Sinusitis: I have had MANY sinus infections over the years, and Biaxin is the only thing that really gets rid of them. Yes, you have a horrible (metallic) taste in your mouth, are a bit loopy, and tummy isn't the best, but those side effects are nothing compared to serious sinus pain. I'd rather be thirsty than feel like my head is in a vice all day!
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Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Strep Throat: I have had this medication prescribed to me twice now. Both times within less than 24 hours of taking it I experienced the metallic taste in my mouth, nausea/vomiting, headache and the worst of all side effects, uncontrollable diarrhea. When I say this, it's not the "let me run to the bathroom quick" kind of diarrhea, it's the kind that if you're not within 5 feet to a washroom then you're basically out of luck. The medicine itself works really fast (my throat started feeling better after one dose) but there's no way that I can be on this medication and go to work for a full day....unless I take a few extra changes of clothes with me. I, unfortunately, seem to be experiencing the worst of the watery diarrhea symptoms associated with it.
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Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Bronchitis: Doc told me I had bronchitis, first time on Biaxin, after two days still have the bitter taste in the mouth, sleeping like crazy, increased heart rate, but overall medicine seems to be working great after two days, good alternative to amoxicillin.
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