Roxithromycin - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Roxithromycin
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Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic, prescribed for respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category B :Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily for 5-10 days.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
Warnings and Precautions :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.
Side Effects :
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.