CLARITHROMYCIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Helicobacter Pylori Infection: “Was started on Clarithromycin 500mg 2x/day, amoxicillin 500mg 2caps 2x/day, and lansoprazole 30 mg 2x/day for h. Pylori. My insurance didn’t cover the kit so they split the meds. Insurance still didn’t cover lansoprazole so I used OTC 15mg 2caps 2x/day. My heart burn and acid reflux was awful before starting these meds; I had low appetite, and lost weight, and had trouble going to bed even with antacid. I’m on 2.5 days of therapy. Medication is horrible. Got bone pain, fatigue, and throat/chest discomfort after my 1st dose and side effects continues. Terrible metallic taste most of the day, so I chew gum to mask the taste. I will keep enduring because symptomatic H. Pylori can cause severe condition including miscarriages and stomach cancer if left untreated. I don’t think the triple therapy side effects will be worse than a chemo for stomach cancer. So I encourage to take this medicine if you can tolerate it the side effects.”

Hope (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

For Sinusitis: “Side effects were awful . Headache and awful taste in mouth . Unable to eat food . No appetite. Quit after four days called my doctor told him this is NOT for me . Never again . I am doing a little much better with saline . My husband quit it after five days and felt much better .”

Dreamer (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: “GP is treating me for a respiratory infection and prescribed me 500mg of Clarithromycin twice a day for 7 days. These antibiotics are bad I’m sure. The first day wasn’t too bad but come day 2 the stomach pain, nausea, bitter taste, losing my sense of taste and chronic headaches had started. I’m on day 6 and still have these side effects along with breathlessness, terrible dizziness, anxiety and generally feeling like I’m not on this planet. My head feels like it doesn’t belong to me.. which I’m turn doesn’t help the anxiety side effects, vicious circle! I’m at a loose end but as I’ve only one day and my evening tablet to go I will persevere. I hope these side effects don’t continue for too long once I’ve finished the course or I think I may crack up!!”

RT (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

Biaxin (clarithromycin) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: “The best antibiotic ever! Saved my life! Been sick with fever on & off , night sweating, nightmares, sore throat, headaches, green phlegm, etc for 3 months until I got Biaxin Bid 2x 500mg/ day. It saved my life! After 1st pill I was like new! I m on my 4th day I sleep soo good at a symptoms at all..I feel like new! Thank you whoever invented these antibiotics! ❤️”

Mitza (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

For Pneumonia: “2x 500mg tablets 3 times a day for 3 days! 3000 mg a day!! I had pretty severe pneumonia after flu complications, and seemed to be resistant to amoxicillin so was prescribed these. The dose concerned me as it was very high and twice the usual dosage. I found these tablets almost impossible to swallow and they made me retch and gag. After 2 doses I had severe stomach pains which only eased after a hot bath. The stomach pains continued every time I took a dose. After the full course I have a vile taste in my mouth that nothing seems to get rid of! I certainly feel better, but all food tastes like acid right now and the pain was annoying.”

Ditsy (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

For Bronchitis: “I have been taking these tablets now for a week and have found them to be very effective. I too like many have had a bad taste in my mouth but it is now gone. It also made me very sleepy early on in the doses but ok now. The way I felt, which was at the point I was struggling to walk twenty feet, these tablets have made me a lot better. I took 2 a day over 12 hours.”

Brian M (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2018

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