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Roxithromycin

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SKU 904
Generic For Rulide
Generic Name Roxithromycin
Manufacturer Ranbaxy, India
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About the drug:

It is a Bacteriostatic as well as bacteriocidal antibiotic medication that is used for the treat respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections.

Uses of the drug:

Roxithramycin is an antibiotic medication prescribed mainly for the treatment of Respiratory tract Infection. It may also be used for treatment of other infections. Roxithramycin is available under several trade names, one of which is Roxid (made by Ranbaxy).

Working of the drug:

It is antibacterial drug. This antibiotic slows down the growth or reproduction of the bacteria. It does that by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis.

Manufacturer:

Roxid products are manufactured by Ranbaxy, a leading pharmaceutical company. The products are available in various pack sizes on our website like: 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

Dosage form and strengths:

The following strengths of the combination product are available:

  • Roxid 150 mg

You can buy Roxid 150 mg online on alldaychemist.com.

Before you take the drug:

Do not take this drug if you:

  • Are  allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin or any other antibiotic
  • Have a history of allergies
  • Are elderly (consume only under a supervision)
  • Are pregnant or planning to have a baby
  • Are a breastfeeding mother as the drug may pass into the mother’s milk

Tell your doctor if you:

Are having any liver or kidney disorder

Dosage:

How much to take?

The usual dose is 150 mg twice a day or 300 mg once in a day. Dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Dosage for children is based on their age and weight.

Hence, doctor will decide your dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

How to take?

Take Roxithramycin strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not make any changes in using the medication without his or her advice. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Follow the instructions in them if you have any doubt. However, remember that your doctor's advice overrides everything else.

For how long to take it?

You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better. You should complete the dose. Penicillin G potassium should be taken until the full course completes so as the infection ceases out completely.

Overdose:

Overdose may cause unwanted effects. You may require urgent medical help in this situation. In such a case visit the nearest healthcare center or call your doctor immediately.

Miss dose:  

Don't miss a single dose of Roxithramycin. But if you do miss a dose for some reasons, take it as soon as you remember it. However, forget about the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Don't take multiple doses close to each other to compensate for the missed dose as that will lead to extra medicine in your body at one time which can be dangerous.

Side effects of the drug:    

Roxithramycin (Roxid) like all medications can cause side effects. However, not all people who take it will experience a side effect. Common side effects are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Side effects may include
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Stomach upset
  • Tympanites or excessive gas
  • Vomiting
  • If you feel that you have got a serious side effect due to this medication, get medical help right away.

The side effects mentioned above are non exhaustive and there may be other side effects as well. Seek medical help if you witness any other severe side effects. 

Common drug interactions:

There are some drugs which can interact with Roxithramycin or vice versa. This medication can reduce the effects of allopurinol. Let your doctor know in advance if you are using this medication or any other medicines. Roxithramycin may also affect Acetest and Ketostix urine tests for ketones.

Drugs other than those mentioned here may also interact with Roxithramycin. Do not start a new medication without going to a doctor or without proper medical advice.

So it is necessary to consult your doctor about the following drugs such as:

  • Mycophenolate
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Typhoid Vaccine Live
  • Tetracycline
  • BCG Vaccine Live
  • Demeclocycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Lymecycline
  • Probenecid
  • Minocycline

Warning:

Things to remember:

Roxithramycin (Roxid) is a prescription-only drug and available only with a doctor's prescription

  • Do not use this medication for any other infection without referring to the doctor.
  • Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature
  • In case you do not feel comfort after completing the dose prescribed by the doctor then consult with your doctor immediately
  • The safety and efficacy of this drug is not established in children below 16 years of age

 

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