Twirox 150mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Twirox Tablet

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Uses of Twirox Tablet

Twirox 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 Twirox Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Twirox 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 Twirox 150mg Tablet empty stomach.

How Twirox Tablet works

Twirox 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 Twirox Tablet

Expert advice for Twirox Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Twirox 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 Twirox.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Twirox 150mg Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Twirox 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
Twirox 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
Twirox 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Twirox 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Twirox 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Twirox 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Twirox 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 Twirox 150mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin

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