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Composition for LUPREX-S

Roxithromycin(150 mg),Serratiopeptidase(10 mg)

food interaction for LUPREX-S

alcohol interaction for LUPREX-S

pregnancy interaction for LUPREX-S

lactation interaction for LUPREX-S

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Roxithromycin(150 mg)


Roxithromycin is used to treat ear, nose and throat infections, pneumonia (lung infection), skin infections and infections of the genitalia.

How it works

Roxithromycin is an antibiotic that works by interfering with the synthesis of proteins essential for bacteria to survive, thereby killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that are causing the infection.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Allergic reaction, Itching, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Altered taste, Flatulence, Fatigue, Headache, Loss of appetite, Rash, Ringing in ear, Fungal infection, Vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching, Vaginal ulcers, Stomach pain
Serratiopeptidase(10 mg)


Serratiopeptidase is used in treatment of conditions associated with pain and inflammation associated with muscles, bones and joints, pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head (migraine), inflammation of the air cavities around nose (sinusitis), inflammation of larynx (laryngitis), sore throat, ear infections, swelling after surgery, inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot (thrombophlebitis), diseases that cause inflammation and sores (ulcer) in the lining of the gut (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).

How it works

Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme that acts by breaking down the chemical mediators that are involved in causing pain and inflammation, thereby reducing the pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Abnormal blood cell, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Nausea, Skin redness, Vomiting, Running nose, Liver damage


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Expert advice for LUPREX-S

Do not start or continue roxithromycin and consult your doctor: 
  • if you are allergic to roxithromycin, or to any of the other ingredients in roxithromycin tablets, or other similar drugs like erythromycin, azithromycin, or clarithromycin.
  • if you develop diarrhea with blood in stools.
Roxithromycin may cause dizziness when treatment is just begun. Avoid driving or using heavy machinery if you feel dizzy. Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for LUPREX-S


Q. Is roxithromycin same as penicillin or erythromycin?
Roxithromycin, penicillin and erythromycin are antibiotics. Roxithromycin and erythromycin belong to the macrolide group of antibiotics. Macrolides and penicillins act differently, but they are used to treat similar type of infections.
Q. Is roxithromycin a strong antibiotic?
Roxithromycin is effective for treating ear, nose and throat infections, pneumonia (lung infection), skin infections and infections of the genitalia. It does not treat infections other than these. Also, roxithromycin has a good safety profile if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is roxithromycin stronger than amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin belongs to penicillin group of antibiotics and is used to treat many infections which roxithromycin cannot treat (e.g. cases where infection has spread throughout the body [septicaemia], typhoid and related diseases etc.).
Q. Can I take roxithromycin with Panadol (paracetamol) or ibuprofen or Nurofen (codeine and ibuprofen)?
No results found for any interaction of roxithromycin with all these drugs, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication.
Q. Does roxithromycin affect the contraceptive pill?
In some cases and especially if vomiting and diarrhea occur while using roxithromycin, the contraceptive effects can be unreliable. Using an additional form of contraception, such as condoms, during roxithromycin treatment is therefore advisable.
Q. Does roxithromycin make you drowsy?
Roxithromycin is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when roxithromycin is just begun. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skilfull activities should be avoided if symptoms are experienced.
Q. Does roxithromycin treat chlamydia?
Roxithromycin can be used to treat chlamydia infection which affects the genitalia.
Q. Does roxithromycin treat UTI?
Roxithromycin can treat lower urinary tract infections i.e. infections of the urinary bladder and urethra.
Q. Does roxithromycin contain sulphur?
No, roxithromycin does not contain sulphur.
Q. Does roxithromycin treat strep throat?
Yes. Roxithromycin can treat strep throat. However, penicillin group of antibiotics are the drugs of choice for treatment of these infections. If you are allergic to penicillins, macrolides like erythromycin, azithromycin or roxithromycin can be used.


Q. Is serratiopeptidase addictive?
No. Serratiopeptidase is not an addictive drug.
Q. Is serratiopeptidase an antibiotic/ steroid/ pain killer?
No, these drugs are used in the treatment of pain and inflammatory condition.
Q. Is serratiopeptidase banned/ legal/ illegal/ available in India?
No, serratiopeptidase is available as prescription drug.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)