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Bactrim vs. Biaxin for Infection

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Other Names: Clarithromycin   Biaxin XL
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Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole or Co-trimoxazole (abbreviated SXT, TMP-SMX, TMP-SMZ or TMP-sulfa) is a Sulfonamide (medicine) antibiotic combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, in the ratio of 1 to 5, used in the treatment of a variety of ... Read more on Wikipedia
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia (especially atypical pneumonias associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae or TWAR), s... Read more on Wikipedia
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By janet rowland
January 13, 2014
janet rowland wrote
bactrim and prednisone
While both drugs can potentially cause these side effects, prednisone in particular can commonly cause anxiety reactions, including insomnia.
Definitely contact your doctor to get their opinion; if it's severe enough to bother you that much, your doctor may change you to something else or alter your dosage.
Acerbic  |  January 23, 2014
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for lyme. DD then developed an allergic reaction to bactrim...
...biaxin and bactrim on 7 June for lyme/bart. Herxing began ...bartonella the LLMD switched her from biaxin to samento/banderol for lyme. DD then developed an allergic reaction to bactrim and wa...
be good to add in if your liver enzymes are good. Bactrim...
No problem! Clarithromycin = Biaxin so bactrim might be good to add in if your liver enzymes are good. Bactrim I would consider to have less dangerous side effects then rocephin. If you...
drug) for seven months, for lyme and morgellons. It helped...
...Biaxin, a sulfa drug) for seven months, for lyme and morgellons. ...
I am feeling so much better since I started biaxin which...
...like me exactly. I am feeling so much better since I started biaxin which I understand ...my Dr. gave me Bactrim DS....and that made me sick as a dog. I hope you feel better every day.....I ho...
problems with antibiotics I was on Biaxin for a month after...
...I was on Biaxin for ...weeks. I tried Doxy also tore up my GI tract really bad I ended at the ER before Doxy we tried Bactrim only worked for couple weeks and again my stomach was giving me prob...
We used biaxin (instead of bactrim which caused an allergic...
We used biaxin (instead of bactrim which caused an allergic reaction) and rifampin for 1 year.  Then added mino, azith, malarone,...
bactrim. When I used it with Biaxin it wasn't really all...
...read this. Yes, I used bactrim. When I used it with Biaxin it wasn't really all that helpful, but when I used it with Rifampin, it helped a...
abx than another. Biaxin has been a great drug for me but...
...if you'd add bactrim to your biaxin. Zithromax (oral) was the most worthless abx I've taken. However others claim it worked well for ...abx than another. Biaxin has been a great drug for...
but I took bactrim no problem. Maybe you can look up...
...all are you on bindy? Bactrim is really only effective for ...combine it with something like biaxin. The biaxin/bactrim combo is also ...for concern but I took bactrim no problem. Maybe you ...
how the Bactrim/Biaxin combo works for her. Remember, she...
...J! As for why the Bactrim is helping by itself? I ...saw improvement in the beginning with Rifampin alone. Maybe he's just ...us posted on how the Bactrim/Biaxin combo works for her. Remember...
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