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General Information on Roxithromycin

Generic Name : Roxithromycin

Latest prescription information about Roxithromycin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Roxithromycin

India : 

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International : 

Acevor, Allolide, Aristomycin, Asmetic, Assoral, Azuril, Bazuctril, Biaxsig, Claramid, Delitroxin, Delos, Dorolid, Elrox, Erybros, Floxid, Infectoroxit, Inferoxin, Ixor, Klomicina, Ladlid, Macrolid, Macrosil, Makrodex, Monobac, Neo-Suxigal, Nirox, Odonticina, Overal, Pedilid, Pedrox, Ramivan, Redotrin, Remora, Renicin, Ridinfect, Ritosin, Rokilide, Rolexit, Romyk, Rossitrol, Roxacine, Roxamed, Roxar, Roxcin, Roxeptin, Roxi Basics, Roxibion, Roxi-CT, Roxide, Roxidura, Roxigamma, RoxiHefa, Roxihexal, Roximain, Roximax, Roximerck,, Roximisan, Roxi-Puren, Roxi-Q, Roxistad, Roxitas, Roxithro-Lich, Roxithromycine Ratiopharm, Roxithromycine Winthrop, Roxithromycin-Hexal, Roxitop, Roxl, Roxo, Roxyspes, Rulicin, Rulid, Simacron, Sitro, Subroxine, Thriostaxil, Thromin, Throsyn, Unorox, Uplores, Vaselpin, Vomitoran, Xitrocin, Z-Thro, Zyrox

Why is Roxithromycin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic, prescribed for respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections. 

When should Roxithromycin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Roxithromycin?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily for 5-10 days.

How should Roxithromycin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Roxithromycin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, abnormal heart rhythm, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause liver damage.

What are the side effects of Roxithromycin?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, constipation, indigestion and flatulence.
   Central Nervous System : Weakness, uneasiness, headache, dizziness and weakness.
   Liver : Liver inflammation and increased liver enzyme values.
   Miscellaneous : Rash, changes in blood counts and eosinophilia.

What are the other precautions for Roxithromycin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Roxithromycin?

Store it at room temperature.

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My father aged about 80 years is suffering from ILD interstitial lung disease ,is getting regular cougu [severe]with phalgum with body temparature do suggest roxithromycin

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