Roxid 150 mg tablet (Roxithromycin) is a semi synthetic macrolide antibiotic, derived from Erythromycin. It is prescribed to prevent and treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, upper and lower respiratory tract and the inner layers of the skin. Roxid 150 is prescribed to treat otitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Roxid 150 MG Tablet prevents bacteria growth by interfering with the protein synthesis. The normal dose is a Roxid 150 mg tablet twice daily.
Roxid 150 is manufactured and sold by Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited with Roxithromycin as the active ingredient.
It is also available as Roxid FC tablets, Roxid 300 mg tablets, Roxid 50 mg, Roxid P tablets, Roxid Liquid and Roxid DPS.
Roxithromycin is currently undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss and baldness.
Roxid 150 by Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited contains Roxithromycin 150 mg as the active ingredient and is primarily used for treating bacterial infections, mainly of the tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Even though Roxid 150 is well tolerated some commonly noted side effects are gastrointestinal which includes diarrhea, nausea & vomiting, pain in the abdomen etc.
Other side effects may include headaches, vertigo & dizziness and skin rashes. It may lead to change in the liver function values and alteration in senses of smell and taste. Vaginal thrush, ringing in the ears and decreased appetite are also reported. Consult your Doctor immediately if such side effects appear or persist.
As with most medications your Doctor is the best judge to decide on the dosage of Roxid 150 mg tablets.
These tablets are to be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken or crushed. Your Doctor mostly advises you to take this medication at a fixed time. A missed dose is to be taken immediately but if the time for the next dose is near, a dosage has to be avoided.
The Doctor will generally prescribe a twice-daily dose.
The molecular formula of Roxithromycin is C41H76N2O15 and its molecular weight is 837.058 g/mol
Roxid 150mg Tablet is an antibiotic and works by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins. Roxid stops the bacteria growth and hence prevents the infection from spreading.
Roxid 150 should be taken with food if causes an upset stomach. Do not skip a dose and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Antacids are not to be taken two hours before or after taking Roxid 150mg.
Roxid 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy and lactation. Please consult your doctor.
The substitutes and their manufacturers for Roxid 150 tablets are noted below –
Your Doctor has to be informed if you are undergoing any treatment or the medications you are presently taking.
These are the drugs that have a major interaction with Roxithromycin and can be life threatening – Naratriptan, Astamizole, Disopyramide, Reboxetine, Sirolimus, Amlotriptan, Rizatriptan, Zolmitriptan, Eletriptan and Sumatriptan.
These are the drugs, which also interact severely with Roxithromycin. A few widely used ones are – Iloperdone, Posaconazole, Azelnidipine, Fenticonazole, Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant, Ethylmorphine, Haloperidol, Darunavir, Carbamazepine, Pitavastatin, Prednisolone, Paliperidone, Pentazocine, Lovastatin, Indinavir, Penfluridol, Fentanyl, Simvastatin, Butorphanol, Pravastatin, Betamethazone, Amlodipine, Asenapine, Oxazepam, Hydrocortisone, Tofisopam, Buspirone, Beclometasone, Benidipine, Zuclopenthixol, Blonanserin and Pimozide.
Terfenadine, Mizolastine and Ebastine interact moderately with Roxithromycin.
Roxithromycin is known to interact with most psychotropic drugs, the effects with alcohol are not fully known and hence alcohol consumption should be avoided.
Ans: Roxid is an antibiotic. It belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics. Roxid prevents bacteria growth by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Ans: Streptococcus pyogenes’ caused throat infection can be treated with Roxid 150. Treatment for upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis and sinusitis can be undertaken with Roxid 150.
Ans: Roxid can be taken with codeine. There are no reported drug interactions between the two. Your Doctor has to be consulted before taking the two medicines together.
Ans: Roxid is generally well tolerated and considered safe for prescribed duration and dose.
Ans: No. Roxid belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Ans: Roxid may decrease the effect of contraceptive pills by affecting the normal bacteria in the gut.
Ans: Roxid and erythromycin are two different antibiotics. They are both macrolides but they differ in the mechanism of action. Roxid has more acid stability and better concentrations in blood compared to erythromycin.
Ans: Cost depends mainly on two factors – dosage and duration. This therapy is short termed. However by normal standards the therapy is not expensive. The exact per tablet price can be had from the packaging box.
Ans: Yes, Roxid 150 is considered safe during pregnancy and lactation. Your Doctor has to be consulted.
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