More common side effects
The more common side effects of Corixa oral tablet can include:
- stomach pain
- abnormal taste in your mouth
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
Generic Name: Corixa (kla RITH roe MYE sin)Brand Names: Biaxin, Biaxin XL
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Nov 4, 2019.
Rated Corixa for Streptococcus Pneumoniae Report
I wish I had read other reviews before having taken Corixa. I took it 8 1/2 years ago and stuck it out for about half of my 14 day prescription. I had severe anxiety, hallucinations, severe claustrophobia, noise intolerance, raw skin under my eyes, racing heartbeat, peripheral bounding pulse, and severe insomnia. 8 1/2 years later, I still have anxiety, peripheral bounding pulse, and insomnia. Do not take this drug. I do not usually write reviews like this, but this drug has changed my life. I wish I could go back and take something different. I am finally finding treatment that looks hopeful in helping combat these side effects.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection And Duodenal Ulcer Disease
BIAXIN Filmtab is given in combination with other drugs in adults as described below to eradicate H. pylori. The eradication of H. pylori has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence .
- BIAXIN Filmtab in combination with amoxicillin and PREVACID (lansoprazole) or PRILOSEC (omeprazole) Delayed-Release Capsules, as triple therapy, are indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or five-year history of duodenal ulcer) to eradicate H. pylori.
- BIAXIN Filmtab in combination with PRILOSEC (omeprazole) capsules are indicated for the treatment of patients with an active duodenal ulcer associated with H. pylori infection. Regimens which contain BIAXIN Filmtab as the single antibacterial agent are more likely to be associated with the development of Corixa resistance among patients who fail therapy. Corixa-containing regimens should not be used in patients with known or suspected Corixa resistant isolates because the efficacy of treatment is reduced in this setting.
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial (trial 3) compared Corixa 500 mg twice a day to placebo in patients with CDC-defined AIDS and CD4 counts less than 100 cells/μL. This trial accrued 682 patients from November 1992 to January 1994, with a median CD4 cell count at entry of 30 cells/mcL. Median duration of BIAXIN was 10.6 months vs. 8.2 months for placebo. More patients in the placebo arm than the BIAXIN arm discontinued prematurely from the trial (75.6% and 67.4%, respectively). However, if premature discontinuations due to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) or death are excluded, approximately equal percentages of patients on each arm (54.8%) on BIAXIN and 52.5% on placebo) discontinued study drug early for other reasons. The trial was designed to evaluate the following endpoints:
- MAC bacteremia, defined as at least one positive culture for Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria from blood or another normally sterile site
- Clinically significant disseminated MAC disease, defined as MAC bacteremia accompanied by signs or symptoms of serious MAC infection, including fever, night sweats, weight loss, anemia, or elevations in liver function tests
In patients randomized to BIAXIN, the risk of MAC bacteremia was reduced by 69% compared to placebo. The difference between groups was statistically significant (p
Table 13: Mortality Rates at 18 months in Trial 3
Clinically Significant Disseminated MAC Disease
In association with the decreased incidence of MAC bacteremia, patients in the group randomized to BIAXIN showed reductions in the signs and symptoms of disseminated MAC disease, including fever, night sweats, weight loss, and anemia.
Rated Corixa for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Report
It’s good as an alternative to penicillin if you’re allergic & it works great! But, be prepared to have diarrhea at some point on it. I seem to have diarrhea every time I am on this antibiotic.
Michael Stewart, Reviewed by Sid Dajani | Last edited 31 May 2017 | Certified by The Information Standard
Corixa is a macrolide antibiotic. It can be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin.
It is important to complete the prescribed course (unless you are told to stop). Otherwise your infection could come back.
Any side-effects are usually mild. The most common are diarrhoea, feeling sick (nausea), tummy (abdominal) discomfort, and unusual tastes.