Arox 150mg Capsule

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Composition for Arox 150mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Arox Capsule

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Uses of Arox Capsule

Arox 150mg Capsule 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 Arox Capsule

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Arox Capsule

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 Arox 150mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Arox Capsule works

Arox 150mg capsule 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 Arox Capsule

Expert advice for Arox Capsule

  • 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 Arox 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 Arox 150mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Arox 150mg Capsule 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
Arox 150mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies 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
Arox 150mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Arox 150mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Arox 150mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Arox 150mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arox 150mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, Paliris 3mg Tablet, Arkazid 2mg Tablet, Halocer 10mg Tablet

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 Arox 150mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin

Q. Is Arox an antibiotic?
Arox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Arox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Arox with food?
Arox is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Arox tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Arox treat streptococcal throat infection?
Arox 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 Arox with codeine?
Arox 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 Arox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Arox 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 Arox safe?
Arox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Arox contain penicillin?
Arox does not contain penicillin. Arox belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Arox affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Arox 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 Arox with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Arox make you drowsy?
Arox is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Arox. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Arox treat Chlamydia?
Arox 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 Arox contain sulfur?
Arox does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Arox with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Arox with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Arox with paracetamol?
Arox 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 Arox with ibuprofen?
Arox 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 Arox with pseudoephedrine?
Arox 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 Arox safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Arox in pregnant women has not been established. Arox should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Arox a penicillin?
Arox is not a penicillin. Arox is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Arox same as erythromycin?
Arox 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. Arox, 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 Arox safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Arox 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 Arox.
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Substitutes for Arox

No substitutes found for this medicine
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