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.
Carox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Carox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Carox 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 Carox cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Carox 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 Carox takes to work?
Usually, Carox 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 Carox?
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 Carox when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Carox 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 Carox cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Carox will cause infertility in males or females.
Q. Is Carox an antibiotic?
Carox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Carox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.