Information about Roxithromycin
Roxithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia).
How roxithromycin works
Roxithromycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
Common side effects of roxithromycin
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Allergy
Available Medicine for Roxithromycin
- ₹60 to ₹257Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd8 variant(s)
- ₹138Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹14 to ₹69Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹31 to ₹60Syncom Formulations I Limited2 variant(s)
- ₹30 to ₹60DWD Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹22 to ₹44Abbott2 variant(s)
- ₹75Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹71 to ₹152Veritaz Healthcare Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹9 to ₹32Zydus Cadila3 variant(s)
- ₹19 to ₹24Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Roxithromycin
- Your doctor has prescribed Roxithromycin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
- Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Roxithromycin.
- 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.
- Stop taking Roxithromycin and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Frequently asked questions for Roxithromycin
Q. Is Roxithromycin safe?
Roxithromycin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Roxithromycin treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxithromycin can be used to 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 starting antibiotics.
Q. Can the use of Roxithromycin cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Roxithromycin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Roxithromycin takes to work?
Usually, Roxithromycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Roxithromycin?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Roxithromycin when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Roxithromycin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Can the use of Roxithromycin cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Roxithromycin will cause infertility in males or females.
Q. Is Roxithromycin an antibiotic?
Roxithromycin is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxithromycin prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.