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.
Roxicate is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Roxicate treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Roxicate 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 Roxicate cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Roxicate 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 Roxicate takes to work?
Usually, Roxicate 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 Roxicate?
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 Roxicate when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Roxicate 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 Roxicate cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Roxicate will cause infertility in males or females.
Q. Is Roxicate an antibiotic?
Roxicate is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Roxicate 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.