User Reviews for Clarithromycin
Also known as: Biaxin, Biaxin XL
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Learn more about Clarithromycin.
Reviews for Clarithromycin to treat Helicobacter Pylori Infection
"I tested positive for H. Pylori bacteria causing a stomach ulcer. Day one on this stuff was brutal. I was in so much pain/ nausea that I got sent home from work and scheduled an appointment with a GI Dr. Today is much better, but I need to constantly have something easy in my stomach to not feel sick. I immediately got the metallic taste on my mouth and get a bit cotton-mouthy at night. Otherwise, no other major side effects."
HT25 (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2015
|0 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"I'm taking this medicine apart of a triple antibiotic therapy. It makes me so miserable that I feel like I'm dying. I hope it gets better but it sucks. I can't wait until I can throw the empty bottle away."
Couurrtnicole March 20, 2015
|2 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"Terrible taste in my mouth from this medication! It also dries you out! One of my chief complaints before being prescribed this med was a bad taste in my mouth. It was found to be from H Plylori. I do feel better in the stomach due to this medication but the horrible taste is way nasty!"
rocket5 (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2015
|12 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"I have taken clarithromycin on two separate occasions for treatment of Helicobacter Pylori both times. One time was approximately 7 years ago and then again about 3 years ago. I am about to start another round along with amoxicillin and bismuth, which is Pepto Bismol. Clarithromycin leaves a horrible metallic taste in my mouth. I am not looking forward to taking it again. The only thing that seemed to relieve this momentarily was chocolate. I kept Hershey's kisses with me all the time. I would even have to get up in the middle of the night and eat one. The taste was so bad that I couldn't even go back to sleep. A nurse told me that she had heard this worked. After eradication, try Oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, and tumeric daily."
happyredhead (taken for less than 1 month) April 9, 2014
|9 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"Taking the PrevPak which is a mixture of clarithromycin, amoxicillin and Prevacid. When take the night time dose of the medications I experience metallic taste which lasts for awhile. In the morning I do not notice the metallic taste. I will start to try full meal and chocolate to see if the taste is not so obvious. Also going to get the big red gum cinnamon flavor and keep gum at my bedside when wake up to chew the gum. Grapefruit should not mixed with the antibiotic as it interacts with lots of antibiotics and medications."
Tisha79 January 2, 2012
|18 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"10 day run to get rid of H-pylori. In that 10 days I seem to be one that experienced negative side effects but continued on for the eventual benefit "for me". I experienced extreme fatigue, ringing in ears, forgetfulness, migraine headaches, nasty taste/smell. Had thrush at day 7 and day 10 is here. Feel like I was hit by a truck. Have follow-up to see if H-pylori is gone, will come back to update."
cmp August 6, 2009
|39 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
Learn more about Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Micromedex® Care Notes:
Related encyclopedia articles:
More about clarithromycin
- Clarithromycin extended-release tablets
- Clarithromycin suspension
- Clarithromycin (Advanced Reading)