Roxithromycin used to prevent and treat bacterial infection of the urinary tract and inner layers of the skin. It belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. 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 –
- Taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.
- Hypersensitive to specific foods, medicines or other allergens.
- Suffer from any kind of liver disease or ergot alkaloids.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
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.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks associated before deciding to take the medicine. No adverse effects have been reported but caution is advised while using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. You should discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is absolutely necessary.
Is It safe with alcohol?It is found to be safe to consume alcohol with this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine causes Side effects that affect the consciousness of the patient. Thus driving must be avoided while taking it.
Does this affect kidney function?This medicine is probably safe to be used in patients with kidney disease. Availability of limited data provided no information regarding adjustment of dose. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patient with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Ensure that there is sufficient time gap between two doses.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You may require immediate medical attention if the symptoms are severe.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Roxithromycin as ingredient
Roxithromycin is an antibiotic that prevents the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of protein in their cells. It binds itself to the bacterial ribosome and inhibits the synthesis of peptides. It diffuses easily into phagocytes and most tissues.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
CisaprideReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical monitoring of symptoms while taking them together.
WarfarinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical monitoring of clotting time while taking them together. Any unexpected bleeding, presence of blood in vomit and stools should be reported to the doctor immediately.
TheophyllineReport the usage of Theophylline to the doctor if Roxithromycin is prescribed. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring are advised in such cases.
Ergot alkaloidsReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the use of these medicines together is not recommended, your doctor may prescribe an alternative. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
DisopyramideReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose of Disopyramide when taking it along with Roxithromycin. Adverse effects like heart rhythm disorders and increased heart beat should be reported immediately.
Interaction with Disease
Heart Rhythm DisordersThis medicine should be used with caution in patients having heart rhythm disorders. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised in such cases.
Interaction with Food
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