Roxithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. It is used to prevent and treat bacterial infection of the urinary tract and inner layers of the skin. It also treats respiratory infections from both upper and lower airways, such as otitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. Roxithromycin prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis. Take Roxithromycin as directed by your physician. The usual dose is a 150 mg tablet twice daily, taken at morning and evening, before meals.
Roxithromycin can also cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most common side effects are gastrointestinal; diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Less common side effects include central or peripheral nervous system events such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo, and also rashes, abnormal liver function values and alteration in senses of smell and taste.
There are certain medical conditions that can interact with Roxithromycin. You need to inform your physician if you have the following conditions –
Your dosage will depend on factors like age, the condition, severity and whether or not you have other medical problems. The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration and lasts for an average duration of 12 hours. Overdose of this drug can result in symptoms of weakness and dizziness.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.