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Generic Name (active ingredient): Roxithromycin
Brand Name: Roxid, Roxl-150, Roxo, Surlid, Rulide, Biaxsig, Roxar, Roximycin, Roxomycin, Tirabicin, Coroxin
Roxithromycin is half synthetic macrolide antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by susceptible microorganisms such as: respiratory tract infections, ENT infections, skin and soft tissue infections, gastroenterocolitis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, urogenital and other infections.
How does the medication work?
Roxithromycin belongs to a group of antibacterial medications called macrolides. Roxithromycin exerts bacteriostatic effects which is associated with inhibiting protein synthesis on ribosomes. The spectrum of activity include gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Bacteroides fragilis, Mycobacterium hominis, Enterobacter spp. are resistant to Roxithromycin.
When Roxithromycin is prescribed?
Roxithromycin is used to treat infectious-inflammatory diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug:
What should I know before taking Roxithromycin?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Roxithromycin or to any other medicines such as:
Do not take Roxithromycin if any of the below conditions apply to you:
Before taking Roxithromycin, tell your health care provider about any other medicines you take or if you have any of the following disorders:
If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeed, you should take Roxithromycin only under a strict control of your doctor. Roxithromycin belongs to a pregnancy category B meaning that safety of the medication was not studied in pregnant women. Talk to your doctor about risks and benefits of taking Roxithromycin during pregnancy
How to take Roxithromycin:
Roxithromycin is available in the form of coated tablets. Tablets should be taken with sufficient amount of water swallowing whole. Dosage of Roxithromycin is prescribed individually by physician.
Take the entire amount of Roxithromycin prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel better before the end of the treatment. If you stop taking medication too early, symptoms may return.
If you missed the scheduled dose, take the medication as soon as you remember, but skip the dose if it is almost the time for the following dose. Do not take two doses at once.
What are the side effects of Roxithromycin?
Roxithromycin may cause the following side effects:
If you experience any side effect that last long or becomes bothersome, please inform your doctor as dose adjustment or treatment discontinuation may be required.
Which are Roxithromycin overdose symptoms?
If you overdose Roxithromycin, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Which other medicines may affect Roxithromycin?
Roxithromycin may interact with the following groups of drugs:
For a complete list of possible interactions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before taking Roxithromycin, let your doctor know what other medicines, including OTC, you currently take.
How should I store Roxithromycin?
Roxithromycin should be stored at dry and protected from light place out of reach of children. Do not store Roxithromycin tablets in the bathroom.