Roxol 150mg Tablet

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Composition for Roxol 150mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Roxol Tablet

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Uses of Roxol Tablet

Roxol 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 Roxol Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Roxol 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 Roxol 150mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Roxol Tablet works

Roxol 150mg tablet is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Roxol Tablet

Expert advice for Roxol Tablet

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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Roxol 150mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Roxol 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
Roxol 150mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies 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
Roxol 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Roxol 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Roxol 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, Arkazid 2mg Tablet, Halocer 10mg Tablet, Calmperidone 6mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Roxol 150mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin

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