Actirox 50mg Tablet

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Composition for Actirox 50mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Actirox Tablet

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Uses of Actirox Tablet

Actirox 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Actirox Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Actirox Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Actirox 50mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Actirox Tablet works

Actirox 50mg tablet is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Actirox Tablet

Expert advice for Actirox Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Actirox immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Actirox 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Actirox 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Actirox 50mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Actirox 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Actirox 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actirox 50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Actirox 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actirox 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Roxithromycin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Actirox 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin

Q. Is Actirox an antibiotic?
Actirox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Actirox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Actirox with food?
Actirox is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Actirox tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Actirox treat streptococcal throat infection?
Actirox is used to treat throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. It is also indicated for other upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis and sinusitis. If you think you are suffering from a streptococcal throat infection, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis before the start of antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Actirox with codeine?
Actirox can be taken with codeine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Actirox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Actirox can treat lower urinary tract infections i.e. infections of the urinary bladder and urethra. However, please consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics for your condition as it is important to diagnose the infection before start of antibiotics.
Q. Is Actirox safe?
Actirox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Actirox contain penicillin?
Actirox does not contain penicillin. Actirox belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Actirox affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Actirox can decrease the level or effect of estradiol (a component of contraceptive pill) by affecting the normal bacteria in the gut and you may need to take an extra precaution. Please consult your doctor before taking Actirox with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Actirox make you drowsy?
Actirox is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Actirox. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Actirox treat Chlamydia?
Actirox is active against chlamydia species and is used for the treatment of infections caused by chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment if you have been diagnosed with chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Actirox contain sulfur?
Actirox does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Actirox with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Actirox with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Actirox with paracetamol?
Actirox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Actirox with ibuprofen?
Actirox can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Actirox with pseudoephedrine?
Actirox can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Actirox safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Actirox in pregnant women has not been established. Actirox should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Actirox a penicillin?
Actirox is not a penicillin. Actirox is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Actirox same as erythromycin?
Actirox and erythromycin are two different antibiotics which belong to the same group known as macrolides. However, they differ in the way they behave in the body. Actirox, as compared to erythromycin, is more acid-stable and reaches better concentrations in blood and is active against more bacteria as compared to erythromycin. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Actirox safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Actirox are excreted in the breast milk. Either breastfeeding or treatment of the mother should be discontinued as necessary. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you are advised to take Actirox.
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