It is prescribed to treat the symptoms of many different bacterial infections, including stomach ulcers and Helicobacter pylori. Biaxin is available only by prescription. Biaxin is a medication that can be used alone or in combination with other medications. Biaxin is an antibiotic medication. It is not known whether Biaxin is safe and effective in children younger than 6 months of age, but it is considered to be so.

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Biaxin xl 500 Tablet is used to tackle various respiratory tract infections caused by bacteria. It is a macrolide antibiotic which makes it its mission to fight against bacterial organisms. 

How is it administered?

Biaxin xl 500 Tablet should be taken along with our meal. It is a tablet so it should be swallowed altogether. It must not be chewed or broken down into smaller manageable portions. 

It is usually given for a week to around fourteen days. This is so that one can see if it has any positive or negative effects on the patient. 

There is a liquid version of the same medication

Side Effects of Clarithromycin:

The side effects of Biaxin xl 500 Tablet would include the following:

  1. Change in taste
  2. Indigestion
  3. Headache
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Uneasiness

If the side effects persist for longer stretches of time, do consult the physician who has treated you before. 

Dosage of Biaxin xl:

A dose of 250 mg- 500 mg two times a day is recommended every 12 hours per your physician’s instructions. 

The person has to show specific symptoms and the intensity to be given a higher dose. 

The doctor decides if it is advisable to increase the dosage or not. It could also take place with time. 


Biaxin 500 Tablet can cause severe heart rhythm complications. One should be careful and mindful of this effect. 

Any form of allergy is a surefire reason to stop taking this medication. This could happen to some people which is why the doctor has to be informed and the step taken in the right direction.

Biaxin xl Tablet should be kept away from children. 

It can cause disorientation which is harmful especially when one is driving or doing some demanding task. 

Drug Interactions:

  • Colchicine
  • Nevirapine
  • Pimozide
  • Sotalol

These are just some of the medicines that interfere with the functioning of Biaxin 500 Tablet

Biaxin xl 500 Tablet Ingredients:

Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Clarithromycin Vanillin
Sorbic Acid

There are more inactive ingredients that are not mentioned over here.


250MG, 500MG

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