Roxitid 150mg Tablet

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Composition for Roxitid 150mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Roxitid Tablet

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Uses of Roxitid Tablet

Roxitid 150mg Tablet 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).
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Side effects of Roxitid Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Roxitid 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. It is better to take Roxitid 150mg Tablet empty stomach.

How Roxitid Tablet works

Roxitid 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 Roxitid Tablet

Expert advice for Roxitid Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Roxitid to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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 Roxitid.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Roxitid 150mg Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Roxitid 150mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Roxitid 150mg Tablet 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.
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Driving
Roxitid 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Roxitid 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Roxitid 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Roxitid 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roxitid 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Roxitid 150mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin

Q. Is Roxitid an antibiotic?
Roxitid is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxitid prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Roxitid with food?
Roxitid is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Roxitid tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Roxitid treat streptococcal throat infection?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid with codeine?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid safe?
Roxitid is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Roxitid contain penicillin?
Roxitid does not contain penicillin. Roxitid belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Roxitid affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Roxitid make you drowsy?
Roxitid is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Roxitid. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Roxitid treat Chlamydia?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid contain sulfur?
Roxitid does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Roxitid with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Roxitid with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Roxitid with paracetamol?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid with ibuprofen?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid with pseudoephedrine?
Roxitid 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 Roxitid safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Roxitid in pregnant women has not been established. Roxitid should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Roxitid a penicillin?
Roxitid is not a penicillin. Roxitid is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Roxitid same as erythromycin?
Roxitid 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. Roxitid, 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 Roxitid safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Roxitid 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 Roxitid.
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