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ROXEE M 150MG/30MG TABLET

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Composition FOR ROXEE M

Roxithromycin(150 mg),Ambroxol(30 mg)

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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.
Roxee m 150mg/30mg 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
Roxee m 150mg/30mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ROXEE M

Roxithromycin(150 mg)

Uses

Roxithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial skin infections.

How it works

Roxithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops the 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(30 mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Ambroxol thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice FOR ROXEE M

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 ROXEE M

Roxithromycin

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Is roxithromycin an antibiotic?
Roxithromycin is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxithromycin prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.

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Can I take roxithromycin with food?
Roxithromycin is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The roxithromycin tablets should be taken with good amount of water.

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Does roxithromycin treat streptococcal throat infection?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Can I take roxithromycin with codeine?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Does roxithromycin treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Is roxithromycin safe?
Roxithromycin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Does roxithromycin contain penicillin?
Roxithromycin does not contain penicillin. Roxithromycin belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.

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Does roxithromycin affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Roxithromycin 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 roxithromycin with the contraceptive pills.

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Does roxithromycin make you drowsy?
Roxithromycin is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking roxithromycin. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.

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Does roxithromycin treat Chlamydia?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Does roxithromycin contain sulfur?
Roxithromycin does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.

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Can I take roxithromycin with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take roxithromycin with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.

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Can I take roxithromycin with paracetamol?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Can I take roxithromycin with ibuprofen?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Can I take roxithromycin with pseudoephedrine?
Roxithromycin 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.

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Is roxithromycin safe during pregnancy?
The safety of roxithromycin in pregnant women has not been established. Roxithromycin should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.

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Is roxithromycin a penicillin?
Roxithromycin is not a penicillin. Roxithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic.

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Is roxithromycin same as erythromycin?
Roxithromycin 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. Roxithromycin, 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.

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Is roxithromycin safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of roxithromycin 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 roxithromycin.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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

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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)

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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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)