Roxithromycin - Drug Information

Generic Name : Roxithromycin
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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
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 


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 it is prescribed : 

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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 : 

- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, constipation, indigestion and flatulence.

   Central Nervous System
- Weakness, uneasiness, headache, dizziness and weakness.

- Liver inflammation and increased liver enzyme values.

- Rash, changes in blood counts and eosinophilia.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

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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