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ROXCER 150MG/60MG TABLET

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Composition for ROXCER

Roxithromycin(150 mg),Ambroxol(60 mg)

food interaction for ROXCER

alcohol interaction for ROXCER

pregnancy interaction for ROXCER

lactation interaction for ROXCER

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Roxcer 150mg/60mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Roxcer 150mg/60mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for ROXCER

Roxithromycin(150 mg)

Uses

Roxithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Roxithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

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
Ambroxol(60 mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough.

How it works

Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It works by liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It helps in the production of a chemical called surfactant. Surfactant doesn't let the mucus to get stuck to the walls of airways and is easily coughed out.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash

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Expert advice for ROXCER

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 ROXCER

Roxithromycin

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.

Ambroxol

Q.Is ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?
No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids

Q.Is ambroxol good for dry cough?
No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Is ambroxol a prescription drug?
Cough syrups containing ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription

Q.Is ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?
Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor

Q.Is ambrodil a cough syrup?
Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?
Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin

Q.What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?
Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?
Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)