User Reviews for Clarithromycin
Also known as: Biaxin, Biaxin XL
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Reviews for Clarithromycin to treat Dental Abscess
"I was given this 500mg 2x a day after Amox did not completely knock out an infection. It took my pain away, but on the 6th day I got a racing heart so bad that I thought I was having a heart attack. I thought it was due to a protein drink I just drank (I was still on only soft foods for the extraction). I thought to no longer drink that drink and tried my best to sleep. The next day I had just a slightly odd feeling in my heart. I took the meds and within the hour I felt awful. I was scared to stop taking it. I took one more dose that day and hours after I knew I had to stop. I looked online and saw it can cause problems in people with heart issues including sudden death. Good grief! I had no other side effects. No nightmares, no gut issues (I upped how many probiotics I take on antibiotics) I only had the racing heart and palpitations that made my heart feel like it would explode. I did not sleep last night because I was holding my chest and praying to God. Be careful & mind yourself."
TM April 29, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
"The swelling at the back of my mouth (where my wisdom tooth was pulled from years before) went down after a couple days, but my upper back/ribs and around to the front of my chest is tight and uncomfortably sore. Not sure what this is from? Maybe the antibiotic medicine, or the naproxin...."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"This medicine has made me so sick I should just live in the bathroom"
Horrible (taken for less than 1 month) January 16, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been fighting face swelling and shooting pain for over a month. Went to many different doctors they all kept telling me sinus infection , rebound sinus infection blah blah finally got tired of the constant pain and swelling and the horrible congestion. I started researching and found stuff that led me to believe it was an abscess I set up a dentist appointment up the next day which was yesterday. After Dr looked and did a set of X-rays determined it was a sinus infection not treated properly that in return infected my mouth. He gave me Clindamycin 150mg 1 pill every 6 hours. After the first pill I could feel the congestion breaking up and as gross as it sounds the abscess started to drain! At last somethings working"
Tired of the yuck (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2015
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I got a dental abscess and I'm taking my clarithromycin and still my cheeks are huge like a golf ball in my mouth and I'm getting worried."
tmp42 May 15, 2014
12 users found this comment helpful.
Biaxin (clarithromycin): "I started taking Biaxin two days ago for both a dental abscess and chronic bronchitis. So far I haven't noticed a difference but it may take a while. Horrible taste in my mouth and very sleepy. All in all it's not a bad medication so far."
celticgrl December 5, 2011
35 users found this comment helpful.
"I never had a tooth abscess before, I think child birth compares but it went on for days. Finally called my dentist, he prescribed Clarithromycin and it worked wonderfuly. I'm taking it again right now for a sinus infection, I requested it when I went to see my doctor. Day 2 and the terrible headache with the infection is gone. Clarithromycin will be my antibiotic of choice from now on."
ThoothHurtie June 8, 2010
71 users found this comment helpful.
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