Biaxin XL is a medicinal drug used to treat various bacterial infections. The main active ingredient of this medicine is Clarithromycin. This active component belongs to a group of antibiotics known as a macrolide antibiotic. One of the growing pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories offers this medicine. It is available in dosages as 500 mg.
Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories
Active Ingredient: This medicine has the main active ingredient Clarithromycin. It is a semisynthetic 14-membered ring macrolide antibiotic. The ingredient binds to the 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibits RNA-dependent protein synthesis in susceptible organisms i.e. infectious bacteria. It has been shown to eradicate gastric MALT i.e. mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, lymphomas.
It is due to the eradication of tumorigenic Helicobacter pylori infection. The active component also acts as a biological response modulator, which inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth through alterations in growth factor expression.
Indications: The given effective medicine Biaxin XL is approved for the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin, skin structure infections, acute otitis media, prophylaxis of disseminated mycobacterial infections, helicobacter pylori infection, and duodenal ulcer disease.
Action Mechanism: This medicine is composed of an active ingredient Clarithromycin. The action mechanism of this pill depends on it. This ingredient restricts the growth of bacteria which causes infections. The given antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections like a common cold, flu).
Dosages: The given medicine Biaxin XL is for oral administration. It is available in dosages as follows:
- 500 mg: Recommended to swallow this pill in every 12 hours, take it with milk or food to avoid stomach upset
Note: Do not stop this the pill without the approval of the doctor.