Medicine Overview of Roxicare Tablet
How to use Roxicare Tablet
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. Roxicare 150mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Roxicare Tablet works
Roxicare 150mg Tablet 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 Roxicare Tablet
Expert advice for Roxicare Tablet
- Roxicare 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 Roxicare.
Roxicare Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Roxicare Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Roxicare 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Roxicare 150mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Huma+more
n 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....
Roxicare 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired+more
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Roxicare 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Roxicare 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
Roxicare 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient+more
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roxicare 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet
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.
Frequently asked questions about Roxicare Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Roxithromycin
Q. Is Roxicare an antibiotic?
Roxicare is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxicare prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Roxicare with food?
Roxicare is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Roxicare tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Roxicare treat streptococcal throat infection?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare with codeine?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare safe?
Roxicare is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Roxicare contain penicillin?
Roxicare does not contain penicillin. Roxicare belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Roxicare affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Roxicare make you drowsy?
Roxicare is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Roxicare. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Roxicare treat Chlamydia?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare contain sulfur?
Roxicare does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Roxicare with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Roxicare with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Roxicare with paracetamol?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare with ibuprofen?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare with pseudoephedrine?
Roxicare 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 Roxicare safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Roxicare in pregnant women has not been established. Roxicare should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Roxicare a penicillin?
Roxicare is not a penicillin. Roxicare is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Roxicare same as erythromycin?
Roxicare 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. Roxicare, 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 Roxicare safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Roxicare 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 Roxicare.
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