Posted by Harry
on December 08, 1999 at 21:16:51:
In Reply to: DEFINITION OF A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION posted by NELL M CRAWFORD on December 08, 1999 at 12:29:49:
: PLEASE COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT BIAXIN IS PRESRIPTED FOR AND HOW LONG YOU CAN KEEP IT BEFORE USAGE THANK YOU
Hi Nell, As you may know Biaxin(brand name) is an antibiotic(generic name clarithromycin) marketed by Abbott Labs.It is commonly used to treat acute maxillary sinustis, bronchitis, pneumonia and some types of skin infections.The bacteria has to be able to be killed by Biaxin.It does not kill all classes of germs!!! But,it was one of the first to be approved to treat GI track ulcers caused by H.Pylori bacteria.For years it was thought that peptic ulcers were caused by stress.
Generally, the druggist will tell you that the shelf life of antibiotics is one year but that may not be the case.If you don't know then it is one year. I have found that the best thing to do is when a presciption is filled to ask the druggist the experation date on the bottle they get the drug from and they will tell you. I have gotten samples from doctors that have had exp. dates printed on the pack of 2 to 3 years. God Bless---Harry