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Condition: Pneumonia caused by Bacteria
9/11/2014 12:33:28 PM

Reviewer: hunnykins, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
ALL antibiotics can cause yeast infections and upset stomach. Unless you have a severe reaction (swelling, throat itch)then start learning to deal with some side effects. The result of getting sepsis from an infection is much worse. Biaxin has worked for me several times for pneumonia and severe sinus infection. It can cause a tinny taste in your mouth which is helped by drinking white grape juice ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pneumonia caused by Bacteria
10/8/2013 12:13:09 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking biaxin two days ago and immediatly I felt the side effects. The horrible taste in my mouth makes me feel like I drank nail polish remover. Also, I can't sleep, my mind will not stop thinking, I haven't slept more than an hour at a time since I started this medication. I also didn't feel right throughout the day and I was very jittery. Even though this medicine seems to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pneumonia caused by Bacteria
11/30/2012 2:37:45 AM

Reviewer: MaeAu, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My dosage is 2-500 mg. It didn't take long for me to get nausea, diharea, heartburn and even feeling really weak. I've been lightheaded and shaky as well. When I returned to work I had to take 1 pill before work and 1 pill after work so lessen the side effects.

Condition: Pneumonia caused by Bacteria
11/16/2010 2:27:20 AM

Reviewer: antonia, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was put on another antibiotic that didn't help, Biaxin xl, 1000 mg. 2 a day, has help me so much, the only side effect i had was a metalic taste in my mouth, a little confusion, nothing to worry about, after 2 days i felt so much better, with less coughing.and after ingesting the pills about 3 min. my nose will run and i started cough up phlem,but it didn't last a long time. good stuff!!

Condition: Pneumonia caused by Bacteria
10/24/2009 11:18:21 AM

Reviewer: pace886, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am not sure if this is a side effect but my hearing has been very muffled since taking this. As of today,,, I have taken this for 4 days. There is no pain just a little pressure in my ears. I don't really feel any better since taking this.. The drug store gave me a generic for this drug

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