Compare Zymaxid vs. Biaxin

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Treats bacterial infections.

Biaxin (clarithromycin) is a good first-choice medicine to treat most common respiratory infections. Side-effects are common, but mild.

Upsides
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  • Good first-choice treatment for respiratory infections.
  • Compared to similar medicines, Biaxin (clarithromycin) is better tolerated.
  • Available as an extended-release pill for convenient once daily dosing and as a liquid for trouble swallowing pills.
  • Children as young as 6 months can use Biaxin (clarithromycin) safely and effectively.
Downsides
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  • Can cause changes in taste.
  • Can cause abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Biaxin (clarithromycin), can interact with other medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are taking medicines for heart problems or gout.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems, Biaxin (clarithromycin) might not be a good option.
Used for
  • Gatifloxacin (Tequin(R)) tablets and injection were voluntarily discontinued from the global market due to commercial considerations by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb has decided to cease shipping to wholesalers in the United States effective June 2
  • 2006 [3]. Bacterial conjunctivitis Bronchitis
  • Chronic
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation Community acquired pneumonia
  • Including multi-drug resistant S pneumoniae Gonorrhea Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis Sinusitis
  • Acute Urinary tract infectious disease
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Extended release pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Tequin (Gatifloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
7possible side effects
  • Nausea
    12%
  • Vomiting
    8%
  • Abnormal changes in taste
    4%
  • Abdominal pain
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Rash
    3%
  • Headache
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
    • History of heart arrhythmias
    • Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
    • Abnormal electrolytes
    • Elderly
  • Liver toxicity
  • Serious drug interactions
  • Severe diarrhea caused by bacteria
    • Antibiotic use
  • Birth defects
    • Pregnancy
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