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Roxatidine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Roxatidine

Generic Name : Roxatidine
Latest prescription information about Roxatidine. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Roxatidine

India : 

International : 

Zorprex
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Why is Roxatidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a special H2-receptor antagonist, prescribed for reflux esophagitis, benign gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and prophylaxis of recurrent ulcers.  

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When should Roxatidine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with absence of urination, gastric malignancy and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Roxatidine?

PO- The recommended dose is 150mg/day.

How should Roxatidine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Roxatidine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Roxatidine?

  Skin: Rash.
  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, diarrhea, nausea and gastrointestinal disturbances.
  Central Nervous System: Weakness, headache, dizziness, restlessness and drowsiness.
  Heart: Fast heart rate and chest pain.
  Liver: Increased liver enzyme activity.
  Miscellaneous: Visual disturbances, impotence and increased level of lipid in blood.

What are the other precautions for Roxatidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Roxatidine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.




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