Compare Clindesse vs. Biaxin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats bacterial vaginal infections with a single dose.
Clindesse (clindamycin) treats vaginal infections and is very easy to use.
Treats bacterial infections.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) is a good first-choice medicine to treat most common respiratory infections. Side-effects are common, but mild.
- Very easy to use and works within a few days.
- Generic available, so cost is lower.
- Doesn't have many side effects.
- You can stand up and walk around right after you use it, so you can use it at any time of day.
- 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.
- Can cause yeast infections in some women.
- After using Clindesse (clindamycin), must avoid sex and using tampons for 7 days.
- Can very rarely cause severe diarrhea.
- Cannot be used if you have bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- 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.
- Extended release pill
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5possible side effects
- Yeast infection14%
- Back pain5%
- Bladder infection2%
7possible side effects
- Abnormal changes in taste4%
- Abdominal pain3%
Risks and risk factors
- Allergy alert
- Known allergy to clindamycin
- Known allergy to lincosamides
- Severe diarrhea
- History of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Regional enteritis
- Weakened condoms and vaginal diaphragms
- Safety in girls who haven't started puberty
- Serious allergic reaction
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- History of heart arrhythmias
- Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
- Abnormal electrolytes
- Liver toxicity
- Serious drug interactions
- Severe diarrhea caused by bacteria
- Antibiotic use
- Birth defects