Biaxin is an antibiotic that is linked to a higher risk of severe heart problems, heart attack, stroke, and death in patients with heart disease.
What is Biaxin?
Biaxin® (clarithromycin) is a popular antibiotic that is used for a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as strep throat, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, skin infections, ear infections, and more.
FDA Warnings: Study Links Biaxin to Heart Problems & Death
In December 2005, the FDA issued a Safety Communication for Biaxin after evidence from the CLARICOR study in Denmark found a higher risk of death for patients with heart disease who took Biaxin for 14 days.
More than a decade later, the FDA issued another Safety Communication in February 2018 after another review showed that the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death could continue for many years.
Biaxin Side Effects
- Cardiovascular disease
- Severe heart problems
- Heart attack
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