Biaxin Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Abnormal Movement Disorder Called Dyskinesia
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Muscle Paralysis Due To Blocked Nerve Function Called Neuromuscular Blockade
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bleeding
  • Blockage Of Normal Bile Flow
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Drowsiness
  • Extra Heartbeats
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hallucinations
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Increase In The Number Of Platelets In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Liver With Stoppage Of Bile Flow
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Kidney Failure
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Unconsciousness
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Discolored Tongue
  • A Distorted Sense Of Smell Called Parosmia
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Loss Of Taste
  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Acne
  • An Infection Due To The Fungus Candida
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Asthma
  • Burping
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depersonalization, A Disconnection Of One's Own Sense Of Reality Or Identity
  • Depression
  • Discoloration Of Teeth
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Itching
  • Low Energy
  • Manic Behavior
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • No Sense Of Smell
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Soreness Of The Rectal Area
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen

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