Biaxin vs Clindamycin

Biaxin
(Rx)
Clindamycin
(Rx)
Biaxin is an antibiotic.
Clindamycin is a vaginal product and an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.0
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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October 31, 1991
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,601 Discussions
30,258 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Lyme
#2 for Infection
#4 for Pneumonia
#5 for Bronchitis
#6 for Ear Infection
Biaxin is prescribed for Infection, Sinus Infections and Pneumonia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Lyme, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for MRSA
Clindamycin is prescribed for Acne and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bia
Allergy
10
Anxiety
4
Asthma
3
Depression
3
Dizziness
2
Weakness
2
Insomnia
2
Stomach Pain
2
Metallic Taste
2
Stomach Problems
2
Cli
Allergy
9
Diarrhea
6
Nausea
2
Depression
2
Headaches
1
Stomach Pain
1
Colitis
1
Heartburn
1
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
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Metallic Taste
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6
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3
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1
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2
Colitis
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1
0
Heartburn
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1
0
Anxiety
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1
4
Vomiting
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1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Biaxin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Biaxin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Clindamycin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 187.5 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clarithromycin
Clindamycin Phosphate, Clindamycin Hcl, Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Biaxin and Clindamycin: Should not be taken together. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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