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    Aug 21, 2008, 06:41 AM
    Biaxin for sinus infection?
    Hello, about two weeks ago I was taking Biaxin 500MG for acute bronchitis. I stopped taking it when my bronchitis went away. For the past week-almost two- I have been suffering from a HORRIBLE sinus infection. I was wondering if I could start taking my Biaxin to maybe treat it.
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    Aug 21, 2008, 06:50 AM
    You will have to go back to the doctor. NEVER stop taking your medication just because you feel better. The bacteria is not quite eradicated yet, rather it goes into a dormant period before it dies. If you stop taking your meds before the prescribed (usually 10 days) time, the illness will come back and usually in a more serious condition requiring different medication.

    Quitting medication before the prescribed time is one reason we have bacteria that has become resistant to some medications.

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