Biaxin vs Expectorant

Biaxin
(Rx)
Expectorant
(OTC)
Biaxin is an antibiotic.
Expectorant is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bronchitis
3.2
Concern level
2.0
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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October 31, 1991
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,601 Discussions
10,093 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 Cough
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Bronchitis
#4 for Flu
Expectorant is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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
Exp
Vomiting
3
Nausea
2
Dizziness
1
Cancer
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Depression
1
Ear Infection
1
Dehydration
1
Diabetes
1
Burning
1
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Biaxin
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Allergy
Bia
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10
0
Anxiety
Bia
Exp
4
0
Asthma
Bia
Exp
3
0
Depression
Bia
Exp
3
1
Dizziness
Bia
Exp
2
1
Weakness
Bia
Exp
2
0
Insomnia
Bia
Exp
2
0
Stomach Pain
Bia
Exp
2
0
Metallic Taste
Bia
Exp
2
0
Stomach Problems
Bia
Exp
2
0
Vomiting
Exp
Bia
3
0
Nausea
Exp
Bia
2
0
Dizziness
Exp
Bia
1
2
Cancer
Exp
Bia
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Exp
Bia
1
0
Depression
Exp
Bia
1
3
Ear Infection
Exp
Bia
1
0
Dehydration
Exp
Bia
1
0
Diabetes
Exp
Bia
1
0
Burning
Exp
Bia
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.
C Category C
Before taking Expectorant during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Biaxin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Expectorant and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
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
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clarithromycin
Guaifenesin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Biaxin and Expectorant: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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