Medicine Overview of Roxem Suspension
Roxem 50mg Suspension 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).
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Roxem 50mg Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.
Roxem 50mg Suspension 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 Roxem Suspension
- Roxem will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete.
Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Roxem.
Roxem Suspension related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Roxem 50mg Suspension 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.
Roxem 50mg Suspension 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.
Roxem 50mg Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Roxem 50mg Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Roxem 50mg Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Roxem 50mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roxem 50mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Roxem 50mg Suspension, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Roxem Suspension
Q. Is Roxem an antibiotic?
Roxem is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxem prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Roxem with food?
Roxem is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Roxem tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Roxem treat streptococcal throat infection?
Roxem 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 Roxem with codeine?
Roxem 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 Roxem treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxem 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.
Roxem is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Roxem contain penicillin?
Roxem does not contain penicillin. Roxem belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Roxem affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Roxem 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 Roxem with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Roxem make you drowsy?
Roxem is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Roxem. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Roxem treat Chlamydia?
Roxem 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 Roxem contain sulfur?
Roxem does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Roxem with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Roxem with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Roxem with paracetamol?
Roxem 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 Roxem with ibuprofen?
Roxem 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 Roxem with pseudoephedrine?
Roxem 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 Roxem safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Roxem in pregnant women has not been established. Roxem should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Roxem a penicillin?
Roxem is not a penicillin. Roxem is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Roxem same as erythromycin?
Roxem 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. Roxem, 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 Roxem safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Roxem 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 Roxem.
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