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Biaxin is a medication of macrolide antibiotics group. Biaxin fights bacteria in the body. Biaxin is also used together with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori.

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Also known as:  Clarithromycin.

Description

Biaxin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system. Biaxin is also used together with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori.

Biaxin fights bacteria in the body.

Biaxin is also known as Clarithromycin, Maclar, Klaricid, Klacid, Clarimac, Claribid.

Dosage

Biaxin is available in tablets.

Take Biaxin orally.

Take Biaxin with full glass of water.

Take Biaxin with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, or break the Biaxin tablet. Swallow the pill whole.

Shake the Biaxin oral suspension well before measuring a dose. Measure the Biaxin oral suspension with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.

Take Biaxin for for 7 to 14 days.

The dosage and the kind of medication depend on the disease and its prescribed treatment.

Do not stop taking Biaxin suddenly.

Overdose

If you overdose Biaxin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Biaxin overdosage: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Biaxin if you are allergic to its components or to clarithromycin or to similar medicines such as azithromycin (Zithromax), dirithromycin (Dynabac), erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), troleandomycin (Tao).

Do not take Biaxin if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.

Do not take Biaxin if you take astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Ergostat, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), pimozide (Orap), terfenadine (Seldane).

Do not take Biaxin if you have liver disease, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, porphyria; personal or family history of "Long QT syndrome".

Try to be careful with Biaxin usage in case you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.

Avoid consuming alcohol.

It can be dangerous to stop Biaxin taking suddenly.

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We isolated 111 H. pylori strains from the gastric mucosa of H. pylori-infected patients in Bhutan in 2010. The Epsilometer test was used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of amoxicillin (AMX), clarithromycin (CLR), metronidazole (MNZ), levofloxacin (LVX), ciprofloxacin (CIP), and tetracycline (TET).

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Phx-3, one of the phenoxazine derivatives, is reported to have inhibitory effect on Mycobacterium species and Chlamydia pneumoniae but not Escherichia coli, Salmonella Typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes. The bactericidal activities of Phx-3 against Helicobacter pylori strains have not been assessed. Then, we measured minimum inhibitory concentration of Phx-3 for Helicobacter strains and assessed the morphological and biochemical effects of Phx-3 on H. pylori. In present study, it has shown that H. pylori strains including clarithromycin resistant strain and Helicobacter musterae were killed effectively by the treatment with Phx-3. Furthermore, severe morphological changes such as membrane blebbing and formation of hollows in H. pylori were detected. In addition, induction of heat shock protein 60 was observed. Taken together, Phx-3 has antibacterial activity against Helicobacter pylori.

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A series of O-alkylated derivatives of erythromycin (EM) has been prepared and their biological properties were evaluated. Among them, clarithromycin (CAM, 6-O-methylerythromycin) exhibits most potent in vitro and in vivo antibacterial activities, higher acid-stability than EM and favorable pharmacokinetic properties as an antibiotic. CAM was originally synthesized via methylation of 2'-O,3'-N-bis(benzyl-oxycarbonyl)-N-demethylerythromycin in low yield, because of the less selectivity of 6-O-methylation. The selective 6-O-methylation was achieved using the erythromycin 9-oxime derivative as a key intermediate. By the further investigation on the protective groups of 9-oxime and desosamine moiety, the production process of CAM on an industrial scale has been established via methylation of 2',4''-O-bis(trimethylsilyl)erythromycin 9-[O-(1-isopropoxycyclohexyl)oxime] in more than 45% overall yield. CAM has the same antibacterial spectra as EM and is active against aerobic Gram-positive bacteria, some Gram-negative bacteria, anaerobic bacteria, Mycoplasma and Chlamydia. The activity of CAM against clinical isolates was 1 to 16 times higher than that of EM. The efficacies of CAM were 6 to 15 times superior to those of EM against systemic infections due to Gram-positive bacteria in mice. CAM also showed more potent therapeutic efficacies than EM against respiratory tract infections caused by S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae. CAM was well absorbed after oral administration, and its distribution to various tissues was significantly higher than that of EM in animals. The level of CAM in the lung was extremely high, which accounted 69 times that of EM. CAM was found to be distributed predominantly in the alveolar wall, especially in the alveolar epithelial cells, by microautoradiography. After oral administration in human, the serum level and urinary excretion of CAM were 5 and 20 times higher than those of EM, respectively. The major and active metabolite of CAM in human, (14R)-14-hydroxyclarithromycin, existed in significant quantity in the serum and urine, suggesting that the metabolite contributes to the excellent clinical efficacy of CAM. This paper describes the synthesis, structure-activity relationships, antibacterial activities, metabolism and clinical efficacies of CAM, a new macrolide antibiotic.

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Forty H. pylori-positive children (21 males; median age: 12.3 years) were consecutively treated with 10-day sequential therapy [omeprazole + amoxycillin for 5 days, and omeprazole + clarithromycin + tinidazole for other 5 days] and blindly randomized to receive either L. reuteri ATCC 55730 (10(8) CFU) or placebo. All children completed the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS) at entry, during and after treatment. H. pylori status was assessed after 8 weeks by (13)C-urea breath test.

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Sensitivity data were obtained in 41 patients. Intention-to-treat analysis revealed that overall eradication was achieved in 60% (24/40). Eighteen strains (43.9%) were resistant to metronidazole, 21 (51.2%) were resistant to clarithromycin and 8 (19.5%) were resistant to both drugs. None of the strains were resistant to amoxicillin or tetracycline. We used mainly two kinds of quadruple therapy in the 39 patients. Despite good compliance with treatment based on omeprazole (20 mg/12 h), bismuth subcitrate (120 mg/6 h), tetracycline (500 mg/4 h) and clarithromycin (500 mg/ 12 h) (OBTC) eradication was achieved in only 9 of 19 patients (47.4%; CI: 24.4-71.1) (one patient failed to attend the urea breath test). Nineteen clarithromycin-resistant patients received amoxicillin (1,000 mg/12 h) instead of clarithromycin (OBTA) and this treatment was effective in 14 (73.7%; CI: 48.8-90.9). Eradication was achieved in one patient who was allergic to amoxicillin and resistant to clarithromycin and metronidazole and who received ciprofloxacin (500 mg/8 h) instead of clarithromycin (OBTCipro). No clinical factors associated with eradication failure were found.

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Results from the studies were pooled. All regimens were well tolerated with only 1 drop-out because of side effects. Cure rates per protocol/intention to treat were 96%/95% for RBC-CLA dual therapy, 89%/86% for RBC-TET-MET triple therapy, and 93%/92% for RBC-AMO-CLA triple therapy. From 126 patients, a pretreatment antibiogram was available. Metronidazole resistance did not affect the performance of RBC-CLA or RBC-AMO-CLA. In the RBC-TET-MET group, 97% (32/33) with a metronidazole sensitive strain were cured vs 57% (four of seven) with a resistant strain. Of three patients with a pretreatment clarithromycin resistant strain; one failed RBC-CLA dual therapy and two failed RBC-AMO-CLA triple therapy.

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Currently recommended multidrug treatment regimens for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease yield limited cure rates. This results, in part, from incomplete understanding of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drugs.

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A multicenter, retrospective study was performed in immunocompetent children <14 years of age with microbiologically confirmed NTM lymphadenitis treated at 6 hospitals in Madrid, Spain, during 2000-2010. We compared children with M. lentiflavum and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex infection.

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Four weeks after the operation, the P. gingivalis-injected and CAM-treated mice showed a significant decrease in the aortic diameter in comparison with the mice only injected with P. gingivalis. Histopathologically, the samples obtained from the P. gingivalis-injected and CAM-treated mice showed less elastic degradation. Moreover, the plasma MMP-2 concentration of the CAM-treated mice decreased significantly.

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All but one patient completed treatment. Side-effects were rare and mild in all groups. The eradication rate was 93.8% in group OCT, 59.4% in group CT, 31.3% in group OC and 6.3% in group C. Pre-treatment metronidazole resistance was 12.8%, clarithromycin 1.1% and, to both antibiotics, 2.1%. In patients with pre-treatment metronidazole resistance, the eradication rate was 75% in group OCT and 33% in group CT. Post-treatment resistance to clarithromycin was induced in 28.5% of the failures in group C, but in none of group OC. Resistance to both antibiotics occurred in 22.2% of the failures in group CT and in none of group OCT.

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Retrospective study to compare the efficacy of different treatment regimens in 28 patients with folliculitis decalvans.

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In 2003, we identified an outbreak of clinically distinct lesions involving the hands and feet associated with a public wading pool in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 85 cases were identified. The management and follow-up of 41 children and 1 adult patients is presented. Skin lesions occurred within a median incubation period of 29 days and approximately 88 days for the adult patient. Lesions resolved within a median of 58 days and approximately 150 days for the adult patient. Patients were treated with clarithromycin, topical antibiotic dressings, and/or incision and drainage of pustules or followed without treatment. All resolved without complication. The pool was closed and cleaned. The M. abscessus hand-and-foot disease is characterized by the onset, mainly in children, of tender, erythematous papules, pustules, and abscesses with a self-limited course. This is the first documented M. abscessus outbreak associated with wading pool exposure.

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Active efflux systems and reduced cell-wall permeability are considered to be the main causes of mycobacterial intrinsic resistance to many antimicrobials. In this study, we have compared the Mycobacterium smegmatis wild-type strain mc2155 with knockout mutants for porins MspA (the main porin of M. smegmatis) and MspC, the efflux pump LfrA (the main efflux pump system of M. smegmatis) and its repressor LfrR for their ability to transport ethidium bromide (EtBr) on a real-time basis. This information was then correlated with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of several antibiotics in the presence or absence of the efflux inhibitors chlorpromazine, thioridazine and verapamil.

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Data on anti-H. pylori therapies from a large number of publications are pooled into a few groups based on the combination of drugs, regardless of dosage, duration, etc., of the therapy. A mean success rate is calculated for all studies with subanalysis with regard to study design, size, doses and duration.

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A very favorable outcome after chemotherapy of 122 cases of M. kansasii lung disease was reported by Dr. Mizutani, who emphasized RFP as the "Key drug", and concluded that three-drug combination (not two-drug), including RFP (RFP.INH.EB or SM) for 1 year, could be a standard regimen for M. kansasii lung disease at the time of the moment. In addition, the following itemes were discussed. (1) In cases resistant to RFP, one could possibly replace RFP by TH, one of new quinolones (NQ), or the new macrolide (NM) (clarithromycin, CAM). (2) In low grade resistant cases to INH (0.1 microgram /ml) or EB (2.5 micrograms/ml), the replacement of the drugs may not be necessary, however, in higher-grade resistance to INH or EB, many cases were looked for the change of drugs according the results of the questionnaire done by the author. The present status of basic preclinical evaluations of new drugs were presented by Dr. Tomioka, who summarized in vitro and in vivo antimycobacterial activities of NMs and NQs. The most potent activity among NMs was demonstrated in CAM, which is probably the candidate for M. kansasii and possibly for M. avium complex (MAC) disease, followed by roxithromycin (RXM) and azithromycin (AZM) in sequence. NQs including the ones under development were generally potent against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. kansasii and M. fortuitum. NQs were not potent enough for MAC. In addition, the author discussed more suitable in vitro techniques which should reflect in vivo evaluations, and proposed the observation of in vitro bactericidal activity using both Cmax (maximal in vivo concentration) and C (0-8h) (the average concentration during 8 hours after administration) of drugs, and also the assessment of bactericidal activities of drugs in macrophages as better choices. As additional comments, the results of in vitro activities of NQs and NMs against MAC were supplemented by two authors, Dr. Tsuyuguchi and Dr. Kawahara. The assessment using 7 H 9 liquid medium by the former author demonstrated the potent activities of both CS-940* and sparfloxacin (SPFX), followed by AM-1155*, ciprofloxacin (CPFX), levofloxacin (LVFX), OPC-17116*, NM-394* in sequence. The author gave attention also to a high Cmax in CS-940*. In vitro activities with 7 H 11 agar medium reported by Dr. Kawahara demonstrated generally higher activities against M. avium than M. intracellulare, and reported potent activities of CPFX, SPFX, LVFX, grepafloxacin (GPFX), AM-1155*, and DU-6859 a* among 14 NQs tested. The author reported a rather potent activity of CAM against MAC followed by RXM and AZM in sequence. There was an impression that the MICs in both liquid and agar medium were comparable. (* : under development). The present status in the treatment of MAC lung disease was precisely reported by Dr. Harada, who summarized the results of survey both in 13 National Chest Hospitals (by questionnaire) and in the author's Hospital. The former survey demonstrated that 73% of the cases with the initial chemotherapy became consecutively negative for 6 months in the span of 9 months observation, which clearly showed the early response of MAC disease was rather favorable, in spite of very few cases with 4 drug-or more combinations. However, longer the follow up, the percentage of negative cases went down, which suggested bacteriological relapse occurred in relatively high percentage of the early converted cases. The evaluation of 117 cases of pulmonary MAC disease in the author's Hospital disclosed 2 drug-combination, RFP and INH, was clearly less potent than 3-drug combination, RFP.IHN.SM or EB, and 1 year after the begining of initial chemotherapy, around 60% of cases were negative, while only a little more than 40% of cases were negative in retreatments. The author suggested that around 50% of MAC lung disease may progress with episodes of "relapse". Death occurred 20% in the cases

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A low rate of recurrence of H. pylori infection was found in patients with dyspeptic symptoms. H. pylori isolates demonstrated a high invitro clarithromycin resistance.

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The present series demonstrates that acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in children occurs predominantly in winter or spring and often follows an upper respiratory tract illness for those along the southern coast of Anatolia (Mediterranean region). Early treatment with immunomodulative agents is recommended and is likely to result in a favorable outcome or full recovery. This study also suggests benefit from antiviral and antibiotic treatment initiated as soon as possible after the onset of illness.

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All of the isolates(36/36) were sensitive to amikacin and cefoxitin, and only 1 isolate(1/36) was resistant to clarithromycin, but more isolates(29/36) were resistant to ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, imipenem and sulfamethoxazole.For M.chelonae, only 2/16 were resistant to linezolid, and 7/16 resistant to tobramycin.For M.abscessus, more than 12/20 were resistant to linezolid and 16/20 resistant to tobramycin. The agreement between broth microdilution MICs and Etest MICs for 9 drugs was 149/324.With amikacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline and imipenem, the agreement for interpretive category was excellent(35/36), followed by sulfamethoxazole(34/36), which corresponded to rarely very major error of 2/36.With ciprofloxacin and tobramycin, agreement for interpretive category was 31/36 and 26/36.With cefoxitin and linezolid, the agreement of Etest MICs was the lowest(14/36), resulting in the resistant category.

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Both triple 1-week, low-dose omeprazole therapies gave good eradication rates with infrequent side-effects.

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Microdialysis is an increasingly employed technique for the determination of tissue pharmacokinetics. A high-performance liquid chromatography method for the quantitative determination of caspofungin in human microdialysates with amperometric detection is described. Since microdialysis of caspofungin is performed with a 100,000 molecular mass cut-off membrane, microdialysates contain protein that was precipitated at pH 4 with acetonitrile. Addition of 1-propanol (33%, v/v) to the sample extract improved the analytical recovery to 81-89%. Caspofungin and the internal standard clarithromycin were separated isocratically on a cyanopropyl silica column using acetonitrile-0.05 M citrate (33:67, v/v), adjusted to an apparent pH of 6.9, at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min, and amperometric detection at +950 mV oxidation potential. Within-day and between-day imprecision and inaccuracy were <11%. The lower limit of quantification was 0.07 microg/ml. The method was applied to in vitro microdialysis experiments. Ringer's solution containing 1% (w/v) human albumin was used for the perfusing and surrounding medium, respectively. Albumin did not entirely prevent adsorption of caspofungin to the surface of membrane and/or tubing. When the binding-sites were saturated with albumin plus caspofungin prior to the start of sampling, the percentage of drug appearing in the microdialysate ("recovery") remained stable over the concentration range tested.

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In order not to exceed recommended dosages, the 238 H. pylori-infected children, aged 3 to 15 years (mean 8.6), were divided in two weight categories receiving at weights 13-22 kg: lansoprazole 15 mg once-daily and amoxicillin 500 mg twice-daily with metronidazole 250 mg twice-daily or clarithromycin 250 mg once-daily; at weights 23-45 kg: lansoprazole 15 mg and amoxicillin 750 mg with metronidazole 500 mg or clarithromycin 250 mg, all administered twice daily. H. pylori status was assessed by culture and a monoclonal-based antigen-in-stool test (Premier Platinum HpSA PLUS) and side effects by structured questionnaires.

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Secondary metabolites have been found to have interesting applications over and above their well-known medical uses, e.g., as antimicrobials, etc. These alternative applications include antitumor, cholesterol-lowering, immunosuppressant, antiprotozoal, antihelminth, antiviral and anti-ageing activities. Polyene antibiotics, such as amphotericin B, are of use as antiprion agents, antitumor drugs and against leishmaniasis. Other microbial natural products that show antibiotic activity are used against cancer e.g., doxorubicin, neomycin, β-lactams, bleomycin and rapamycin. Macrolide antibiotics, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, improve pulmonary function in patients suffering from panbioncholitis. Pigments like prodigiosin and shikonin have antitumor activity, while violacein has anti-ulcer and antitumor activity and also acts as an antiprotozoal agent. Statins, in addition to lowering cholesterol and LDL levels, also decrease elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels independent of their cholesterol effects. Immunosuppressants have many alternative effects: (i) Cyclosporin is proving useful in treatment of inflammatory disease such as asthma and muscular dystrophy. (ii) Rapamycin is extremely useful in preventing restenosis of stents grafted in balloon angioplasty. (iii) Tacrolimus and ascomycin help in treating inflammatory skin disease such as allergic contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Artemisinin, an antimalarial agent, is also showing antitumor activity. Other natural products, including those from plants (betulinic acid and shikonin), animals (bryostatins) and microbes (squalestatin and sophorolipids) have a multiplicity of potentially useful actions. Unexpected functions of known secondary metabolites are continuously being unraveled, and are fulfilling some of the needs of present day medicine and show great promise for the future.

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A vast number of Helicobacter pylori treatment trials have been conducted. Regimens may vary in efficacy in different patient populations.

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We initiated a prospective noncomparative trial of treatment for lung disease due to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in human immunodeficiency virus-negative patients, with a regimen of clarithromycin (1000 mg), rifabutin (300-600 mg), and ethambutol (25 mg/kg) administered 3 times per week. Fifty-nine patients were enrolled. Twelve (20%) were lost to follow-up, and 6 (10%) developed clarithromycin intolerance. The remaining 41 patients (69%) completed the initial 6 months of therapy. The sputum of 32 of these patients (78%) converted to negative. When results were compared with the sputum response rates at 6 months in previous studies with a regimen including daily clarithromycin and regimens including intermittent (3 times per week) azithromycin with the same companion drugs, no differences in treatment responses were evident. Adverse reactions related to rifabutin were a major problem, and for 24 (41%) of 59 patients the dosage was decreased or the drug was withdrawn. Intermittent (3 times per week) administration of clarithromycin appears to be as effective as daily administration in effecting sputum conversion in pulmonary MAC disease.

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Gallium maltolate is not inferior to macrolides for treating foals with subclinical pneumonia. Use of GaM might reduce pressure for macrolide-resistance in R. equi.

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There was no significant (p > 0.05) difference in the urinary excretion of 1'-hydroxymidazolam after intravenous and oral dosing on day 1 or day 8, indicating that the oral dose was completely absorbed into the gut wall. The oral clearance of midazolam was found to be significantly greater in female subjects (1.9 +/- 1.0 versus 1.0 +/- 0.3 L/hr/kg; p < 0.05) than in male subjects but not systemic clearance (0.35 +/- 0.1 versus 0.44 +/- 0.1 L/hr/kg). For women not receiving oral contraceptives (n = 6) a significant gender-related difference was observed for systemic and oral clearance and for area under the curve and elimination half-life after oral administration. A significant (p < 0.05) reduction in the systemic clearance of midazolam from 28 +/- 9 L/hr to 10 +/- 3 L/hr occurred after clarithromycin administration. Oral midazolam availability was significantly increased from 0.31 +/- 0.1 to 0.75 +/- 0.2 after clarithromycin dosing. Likewise, intestinal and oral availability were significantly increased from 0.42 +/- 0.2 to 0.83 +/- 0.2 and from 0.74 +/- 0.1 to 0.90 +/- 0.04, respectively. A significant correlation was observed between intestinal and oral availability (n = 32, r = 0.98, p < 0.05). After clarithromycin administration, a significant correlation was observed between the initial hepatic or intestinal availability and the relative increase in hepatic or intestinal availability, respectively. Female subjects exhibited a greater extent of interaction after oral and intravenous dosing than male subjects (p < 0.05).

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The study group comprised 17 H. pylori-positive patients who had failed to clear H. pylori infection after 1 week of treatment with usual doses of proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin and clarithromycin. The sensitivity of H. pylori to clarithromycin and amoxicillin, and the CYP2C19 genotype status of each patient were determined and treatment with rabeprazole (10 mg qid) and amoxicillin (500 mg qid) for 2 weeks was started.

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In a placebo-controlled clinical study of peptic ulcer patients with H. pylori infection, patients were randomized to receive lansoprazole, clarithromycin and tinidazole twice-daily, clarithromycin and tinidazole once-daily with lansoprazole or with placebo. Helicobacter pylori status was assessed buy biaxin online by culture and antibiotic susceptibility by E-test minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) in 205 clinical isolates.

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To compare 7 days esomeprazole with 7 days of omeprazole based triple therapies for the eradication of H. pylori, and to assess whether the administration of higher dose of esomeprazole leads buy biaxin online to improved eradication rates.

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We report on case of a 52-year-old male with refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Treatment with prednisolone, vincristine, azathioprine, colchicine, danazol, diaphenylsulfone, and splenectomy were tried but all were ineffective and buy biaxin online platelet counts mostly stayed below 5,000/microliter. We finally tried eradicating Helicobacter pylori (HP) with the standard combination of amoxicillin (1,500 mg), clarithromycin (400 mg), and lansoprazole (60 mg) for 7 days, but it failed. We therefore gave the patient a second eradication therapy based upon a drug sensitivity test using HP obtained from his gastric mucosa. According to the drug sensitivity test, we treated him with minocycline (200 mg), levofloxacin (600 mg), and lansoprazole (60 mg) for 7 days. The platelet counts increased gradually and reached to 30,000/microliter after the eradication, and the patient was spared extended hospitalization.

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The purpose of the study was to evaluate medical, social, and economic effectiveness of treatment of day-case patients with peptic ulcer (PU). The subjects of the study were 60 day-case patients with duodenal ulcer aged 18 to 60 buy biaxin online , who underwent clinical and instrumental examination including esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy and Helicobacter pylori (HP) detection. The patients received 7-day eradication therapy, which included omeprazol in a dose of 20 mg twice a day, clarithromycin--500 mg twice a day, and metronidazole--500 mg twice a day. There was a control group, which included 60 inpatients treated in Gastroenterology Division of the hospital. The use of the three-component medication in the day-case patients and the inpatients led to disappearance of pain syndrome 7.4 +/- 0.3 and 8.6 +/- 0.2 days after the beginning of the treatment, respectively; dyspepsia disappeared in the day-case patients and the inpatients 7.6 +/- 0.2 and 8.8 +/- 0.3 days after the beginning of the treatment, respectively. HP eradication was effective in 86.7% of the day-case patients, and in 88.3% of the inpatients. The course of the disease was recurrence-free during two years in 80% of the day-case patients, and in 76.4% of the inpatients; the cost of the treatment was 2.1 times higher in the group of inpatients. The results show that high effectiveness of the three-component medication, judging by the results of HP eradication, terms of disappearance of pain syndrome and ulcer healing, allows recommending this regimen for wide clinical application in day-case patients with PU.

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Patients were treated orally with either dual (n:74,omeprazole 20mg q.i. buy biaxin online d and amoxicillin 1g b.i.d) or triple therapy (n:116,omeprazole 20mg b.i.d and amoxicillin 1g b.i.d and clarithromycin 500mg b.i.d) for 14 days. HpSA was requested 3 months later. The results were evaluated statistically, p values ˂0,05 were considered significant.

biaxin medication 2015-11-03

Clostridium difficile is a major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Between August 2003 and January 2004, we experienced an increase in the incidence of C. difficile- buy biaxin online associated disease. We describe the investigation into and management of the outbreak in this article.

biaxin usual dosage 2016-09-12

These findings suggest that neutrophil-derived defensins as bacterial components contribute to excessive mucus production in patients with respiratory tract infections, and that macrolide and ketolide antibiotics directly buy biaxin online inhibit these actions by interfering with intracellular signal transduction. However, the mechanism of telithromycin inhibition of MUC5AC synthesis may differ from the response induced by azithromycin and clarithromycin.

biaxin normal dosage 2017-11-25

A 54-year-old woman receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was admitted, complaining buy biaxin online of diffuse abdominal pain. Peritoneal fluid cell analysis showed that the white blood cell count was 2,990 cells/mm(3), with a neutrophil count of 2,510 cells/mm(3). The patient was treated empirically with intraperitoneal cefazolin and ceftazidime. After 6 days, Microbacterium species grew on a peritoneal dialysate culture that had been collected on the day of admission. We analyzed the 16S rRNA gene nucleotide sequence and identified the organism as Microbacterium paraoxydans. Based on the results of the antibiotic susceptibility test, the patient was treated with intraperitoneal vancomycin and oral clarithromycin. She recovered uneventfully without interruption of peritoneal dialysis. This is a unique case of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis due to M. paraoxydans.

biaxin 250 mg 2016-08-16

The 2 clarithromycin regimens were equally buy biaxin online efficacious and well tolerated in the treatment of severe, acute LRTIs. However, caution should be exercised in applying these results to the general population, because the study excluded certain categories of patients who would normally be treated. In addition, the small sample size may have obscured clinically significant differences between the 2 regimens.

biaxin xl tablets 2016-12-07

Overall, H. pylori was successfully eradicated in 201 of 223 patients (intention-to-treat 90.1%; 95% CI = 85-94%): 176 of 196 duodenal ulcer patients became H. pylori-negative (89.8%; CI = 85-94%) as well as 25 of 27 gastric ulcer patients (92.6%; CI = 76-99%). Compliance buy biaxin online was excellent in 221 of 223 (99.1%) patients evaluated as having taken all the medication as prescribed. Sixteen patients (7.2%) developed mild side effects during treatment.

biaxin vs generic 2015-02-27

This study revealed that supplementing vitamins C and E to either buy biaxin online the triple or quadruple therapies did not provide an additional advantage for achieving significantly higher eradication rates for H. pylori.

biaxin dosage pediatric 2015-03-16

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in Europe, we assigned patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease--either related temporally to proven Lyme disease or accompanied by a positive IgG or IgM immunoblot assay for Borrelia burgdorferi--to receive a 12-week oral course of doxycycline, clarithromycin plus hydroxychloroquine, or placebo. All study groups received open-label intravenous ceftriaxone for 2 weeks before initiating buy biaxin online the randomized regimen. The primary outcome measure was health-related quality of life, as assessed by the physical-component summary score of the RAND-36 Health Status Inventory (RAND SF-36) (range, 15 to 61, with higher scores indicating better quality of life), at the end of the treatment period at week 14, after the 2-week course of ceftriaxone and the 12-week course of the randomized study drug or placebo had been completed.

biaxin generic 2017-04-27

Pulmonary penetration of clarithromycin (CLR) in epithelial lining fluid (ELF) and bronchoalveolar lavage cells (BALCs) can be influenced by CYP3A4, by P-glycoprotein, and, according to our hypothesis, by a member of the organic anion-transporting protein (OATP) family, for which rifampicin (RIF) is inhibiting in single doses but inducing after long-term coadministration. To assess the partial inhibitory effect, we measured absorption and pulmonary distribution of CLR after short-term (2.5-day) coadministration of RIF, after which up-regulation is not expected. The drug interaction study was performed with five doses (12-h interval) of CLR (7.5 mg/kg) and RIF (10 mg/kg) in nine healthy foals; horse transporters are very similar in protein sequence and transcriptional regulation to the human analogs. RIF was equally distributed in ELF but reached half the plasma levels in BALCs. The deacetylated metabolite accumulated 1.4- to 6-fold in ELF and 8- to 60-fold in BALCs. CLR did not significantly influence the distribution of RIF. CLR and 14-hydroxyclarithromycin (14OH-CLR) accumulated approximately 20- to 40-fold and 1.5- to 4.5-fold in ELF and 300- to 1800-fold and 25- to 90-fold in BALCs, respectively. With buy biaxin online RIF, plasma levels of CLR decreased by more than 70% without changes in 14OH-CLR formation, the half-lives of CLR and 14OH-CLR, and the 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio (a surrogate for CYP3A4 induction). CLR was an inhibitor of OATP1B3 (IC(50) = 9.50 ± 3.50 μM), OATP1B1 (IC(50) = 46.0 ± 2.27 μM), OATP1A2 (IC(50) = 92.6 ± 1.49 μM), and OATP2B1 (IC(50) = 384 ± 5.30 μM) but was not a substrate for these transporters in transfected human embryonic kidney cells. In conclusion, despite having no significant inducing effects, RIF decreased plasma levels of CLR below the minimal inhibitory concentration required to inhibit 90% of growth of pathogenic bacteria, most likely through inhibition of an unknown intestinal uptake transporter.

biaxin dosage 2015-05-17

Twenty-four patients participated in the study and the buy biaxin online symptoms of daytime epigastric pain, night or hunger pain, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, bloating, belching, early satiety and anorexia were scored at the beginning, the 15th day after starting eradication therapy (amoxicillin 2 gr bid, clarithromycin 2 gr bid and omeprazole 40 mg daily for two weeks) and during the third and sixth months. Gastric emptying of radiolabelled solid meal was determined at baseline and during the third month.

biaxin tablets 2015-08-12

This was a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled study. Patients with mild to moderate CAP received telithromycin 800 mg once a day Tab Lasix 5mg for 5 (n=193) or 7 (n=195) days or clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day for 10 days (n=187). In these groups, 159, 161 and 146 patients, respectively, completed the study.

generic biaxin xl 2017-10-28

In immunocompetent preschool children cervical lymphadenitis is a common clinical presentation of atypical mycobacteria. Its rapid diagnosis and treatment is still a challenge, because accurate diagnostic procedures for atypical mycobacteria are still not yet available in routine practice. Two children suffered from craniojugular (16 months old girl) and infraauricular (2.5 years old boy) located neck masses which showed resistance to the medical treatment. In the first case an abscess splitting took place initially, followed by an anti-tubercular drug treatment and necessary surgical reintervention. In the second case surgical removal of all involved lymph nodes, infiltrated surrounding soft tissue and involved skin areas were followed by medical treatment. In both cases presumed infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis was not confirmed, but atypical mycobacteria could be isolated both. In the first case atypical mycobacterium could be specified as mycobacterium avium complex and Symmetrel Generic Name in the second case as mycobacterium malmoense. Both bacilli showed sensitivity towards medical treatment with clarithromycin, whereby in one case only the surgical reintervention led to a complete removal of clinical symptomatic. In cases of presumed tuberculous neck lymph node infections differential diagnosis of an atypical mycobacterial lymphadenitis should always be supposed, because medical and surgical treatment differ fundamentally.

biaxin reviews 2015-03-29

To examine the effects of macrolide antibiotics on RS virus infection in airways, human tracheal epithelial cells were pre-treated with bafilomycin A(1) and clarithromycin, and infected with RS virus. Viral titers in supernatant fluids and RNA of RS Vasotec Online virus, and concentrations of cytokines in supernatant fluids, including interleukin-6 increased with time after infection. Bafilomycin A(1) and clarithromycin reduced viral titers in supernatant fluids of RS virus, RNA of RS virus, the susceptibility to RS virus infection, and concentrations of cytokines induced by virus infection. N-acetyl-S-geranylgeranyl-L-cysteine, an inhibitor for a small GTP binding protein of RhoA, isoform A of the Ras-homologus (Rho) family, an active form of which is associated with RS virus infection via binding to its fusion protein (F protein), reduced viral titers in supernatant fluids and RNA of RS virus. Bafilomycin A(1) and clarithromycin inhibited RhoA activation induced by lysophosphatidic acid in the cells. Fasudil, an inhibitor of Rho kinase, also reduced viral titers in supernatant fluids and RNA of RS virus. These findings suggest that macrolide antibiotics may inhibit RS virus infection, partly through the reduced expression of F protein receptor, activated RhoA, and the inhibition of subsequent Rho kinase activation in human airway epithelial cells.

biaxin user reviews 2016-02-05

Low-dose, long-term use of 14-membered macrolides is effective for treatment of patients with chronic airway inflammation such as diffuse panbronchiolitis or chronic rhinosinusitis. However, long-term use of macrolides can promote the growth Periactin Tablets of drug-resistant bacteria, and the development of anti-inflammatory macrolides that lack antibiotic effects is desirable. Previously, we developed EM900, a novel 12-membered erythromycin A derivative, which has potent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities and lacks any antibacterial activity. We examined the anti-inflammatory effects of EM900 on mucus secretion from airway epithelial cells.

biaxin online 2015-08-15

A tendency among pediatricians in Greece to use higher-than-recommended doses of clarithromycin was noted over several years, prompting this study of the safety and tolerability of this macrolide in 343 children over a period of 9 months. The study group comprised nonhospitalized patients of 29 pediatricians practicing in Athens. All were prescribed clarithromycin for upper respiratory (n = 257) or lower respiratory tract infection (n = 78). Overall, 77.8% were treated with doses that exceeded the recommended dose of 15 mg/kg/day, and 26% received doses of > Cymbalta Cost Help or = 30 mg/kg/day (median dose, 20 mg/kg/day). The tolerability of clarithromycin was judged as "very good" in 75% of the children, as "good" in 16%, and as "moderate" in 5%, whereas intolerability was observed in 4% of the cases. Adverse reactions, mainly gastrointestinal in nature, were reported in 17.5% of the cases. With regard to both tolerability and adverse events recorded, there were no statistically significant differences between the group of patients who received the recommended dose and the group who received higher doses. Clarithromycin continues to present a safe and well-tolerated profile for the treatment of common pediatric infections, even when administered at higher-than-recommended doses. Whether it is more efficacious in this setting is a matter for further study.

biaxin color pill 2015-07-08

On ITT and PP analysis Cytoxan Drug Label , the eradication rates of the quadruple therapy group were 82.09% and 88.71%, and those of the triple therapy group were 66.67% and 73.02% (P<0.05). The cost-effectiveness ratio of two groups was 4.15 and 4.82; The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of quadruple therapy group was 1.02 as against triple therapy group.

biaxin drug classification 2016-03-13

Antibiotic resistance is a key factor in the failure of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy, yet few sentinel schemes exist to monitor trends in resistance at local, national or international levels. This study aimed, over a six-year period, to monitor resistance levels of H. pylori in England and Wales to the four antibiotics used in its treatment. A total of 1,310 isolates from Gwynedd in north Wales and from mid-Essex in south-east England were collected from 2000 to 2005 and tested for susceptibilities to metronidazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin and tetracycline. Overall, metronidazole and clarithromycin resistance rates were 28.6% and 8.3% in Gwynedd and significantly higher (36.3%, p=0.0031, and 12.7%, p=0.0112) in mid-Essex. Rates of resistance to metronidazole and clarithromycin increased in both areas over this six-year period. Resistance rates were higher in female compared with male patients (38.1% vs 26.6% for metronidazole, p<0.0001, and 12.9% vs 7.5% for clarithromycin, p=0.0024), and were higher in patients <45 years compared with those ?45 years (44.0% vs 29.0% for metronidazole, p=0.0002, and 15.0% vs 9.4% for clarithromycin, p= Zofran Tablets Uses 0.0233). This study highlights the importance of antibiotic resistance surveillance in H. pylori for providing information on local resistance rates for test and treat strategies.

biaxin suspension 2017-11-28

This Asian multicentre study showed that 1-week lansoprazole-based triple therapy without clarithromycin has similar efficacy in H. pylori eradication and ulcer healing compared with a 2-week regimen. Both triple therapies were significantly better than dual therapy in H. pylori eradication. Therefore, 1-week lansoprazole-based triple therapy is as safe and effective as 2-week therapy in eradication of H. pylori infection and healing of duodenal ulcer in these Asian centres.

biaxin 250 brand 2015-02-01

This large cohort study found a significantly increased risk of cardiac death associated with clarithromycin. No increased risk was seen with roxithromycin. Given the widespread use of clarithromycin, these findings call for confirmation in independent populations.

biaxin 500mg tablets 2016-10-05

Increased duration of antibiotic therapy to four weeks significantly raises the rate of successful HP eradication with standard triple therapy without significant increase in adverse effects.

biaxin with alcohol 2016-07-29

In order to investigate the potential of Helicobacter pylori (HP) to induce dyspepsia, we performed a randomized prospective study on the long-term effect of HP-eradication on symptoms of HP-positive dyspeptic patients in whom other organic causes for dyspepsia were carefully ruled out.

biaxin storage 2015-11-12

To investigate the prevalence of a clarithromycin allergy in children seen in a pediatric allergy unit using standardized skin tests and oral provocation tests (OPTs).

biaxin generic cost 2015-07-09

Randomized placebo-controlled double blind clinical trial was done on 40 antenatal women between 14-30 wk gestation, with mild to moderate IDA and having H. pylori infection, as detected by stool antigen test. These women were randomly divided into group I (n=20): H. pylori treatment group (amoxicillin, clarithromycin, omeprazole for 2 wk) and group II (n=20): placebo group. Both groups received therapeutic doses of iron and folic acid. Outcome measures were improvement in haematological parameters and serum iron profile after 6 wk of oral iron therapy.

biaxin dosage instructions 2015-05-12

A case of pericardial effusion due to Campylobacter fetus in a patient with thalassemia is presented. The patient failed to respond to ceftriaxone and clarithromycin despite in vitro susceptibility, but improved after pericardiectomy and ampicillin. Pericarditis due to C. fetus has rarely been reported. A high index of suspicion is essential to recognise this organism, because of its special microbiological characteristics.

biaxin xl filmtab 2015-10-26

To compare the effectiveness of omeprazole versus lansoprazole with amoxicillin and clarithromycin in the Turkish populations with duodenal ulcer.

biaxin dosage forms 2016-12-23

A high incidence of clarithromycin-resistant and amoxicillin-resistant H. pylori was discovered in patients from Tumaco with chronic gastritis. Dual drug-resistant strains of H. pylori to clarithromycin and amoxicillin were also present.

biaxin renal dosing 2015-10-04

This open, randomized, single-center study was designed to include 150 consecutive H. pylori-positive patients with dyspeptic symptoms and gastritis who received triple therapy with rabeprazole, clarithromycin, and tinidazole plus lactoferrin for 7 days (group A), rabeprazole, clarithromycin, and tinidazole for 7 days (group B), or rabeprazole, clarithromycin, and tinidazole for 10 days (group C). H. pylori status was assessed 8 weeks after the end of treatment by means of the 13C-urea breath test or H. pylori stool antigen test.

biaxin 800 mg 2016-12-19

Nocardiosis is an underrecognized clinical entity in South Africa, for which interspecies epidemiological and clinical differences are poorly understood. The taxonomical state of flux and the lack of a simple antimicrobial susceptibility testing method are partly responsible. Definitive identification is molecularly based, which further complicates the study of this ubiquitous organism, as this methodology is beyond the scope of most routine diagnostic laboratories. The Etest methodology has been proposed as an alternative to the reference broth microdilution method, although there have been a limited number of comparative studies. We profiled 51 clinical isolates of aerobic actinomycetes, including 39 Nocardia species, using sequence-based (16S rRNA) identification. Broth microdilution and Etests were done concurrently on all isolates. The overall level of categorical and essential agreement for broth microdilution and Etest for the Nocardia isolates ranged from 67.5 to 100% and 46.2 to 81.6%, respectively. Very major errors were seen with amikacin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, and imipenem. For Nocardia species, uniform susceptibility to co-trimoxazole, amikacin, and linezolid was demonstrated, with a 48.8% susceptibility rate to imipenem. Nocardia farcinica (20.5%) and Nocardia cyriacigeorgica (15.4%) were the most commonly identified species among the 82% of isolates identified to species level using 16S rRNA sequences. Furthermore, drug susceptibility patterns demonstrated limited concordance with species identification. Our results suggest that, in a routine diagnostic setting, the Etest is not an acceptable alternative to the reference method of broth microdilution for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Given the diversity and limited understanding of this group of organisms, further widespread evaluation of clinical isolates, from both clinical and diagnostic perspectives, is warranted.

generic biaxin antibiotic 2016-05-25

One-week triple therapy consisting of omeprazole 20 mg b.d., clarithromycin 250 mg b.d. and tinidazole 500 mg b.d. is an effective therapy for H. pylori infection with a cure rate of 93%. We therefore compared two similar 1-week regimens consisting of a lansoprazole, clarithromycin and either metronidazole or tetracycline in a prospective study.

biaxin pediatric dosing 2017-03-19

To study the effects of 1-week ranitidine bismuth citrate (RBC)-based triple therapy in the treatment of H. pylori-related duodenal ulcers.

biaxin 1000 mg 2016-09-10

201 patients referred to our endoscopy unit with dyspeptic symptoms for at least six months entered the study. Patients with previous peptic ulcer were excluded.