Roxithromycin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Roxithromycin

Generic Name : Roxithromycin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Roxithromycin are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y40 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Roxithromycin

India : 


International : 

Acevor, Allolide, Aristomycin, Asmetic, Assoral, Azuril, Bazuctril, Biaxsig, Claramid, Delitroxin, Delos, Dorolid, Elrox, Erybros, Floxid, Infectoroxit, Inferoxin, Ixor, Klomicina, Ladlid, Read more..

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Roxithromycin?

Store it at room temperature.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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yenyes, India

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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