Roxithromycin is a drug belongs to category of macrolide antibiotics. This drug is indicated for the treatment of various infections like urinary tract infections, other infections of soft tissues like skin infections, chest infections, genital infections etc. caused by bacterias. Roxithromycin is not useful in the treatment of infections caused by viruses.
Mechanism of action of Roxithromycin
Roxithromycin acts by interference in the synthesis of protein in the bacterial cell. As a result the growth of bacteria gets inhibited.
Side effects of Roxithromycin
Like all drugs , Roxithromycin also have few common side effects like:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, dizziness, abnormal heartbeat, liver problem, dark urine, pale skin, yellowing of eyes, skin reactions like redness, rash, itching, inflammation, breathing problem, kidney problem, restlessness, tiredness etc.
Precautions to be taken with Roxithromycin
- If you are going for the treatment with Roxithromycin make sure that you are not allergic with the active material roxithromycin, also with other drugs belongs to antibiotic category and other inactive ingredients used in the formulation.
- Do not take any kind of immunization during treatment with roxithromycin.
- Take extra care and precautions during pregnancy conditions. If you are already pregnant avoid taking this medication.
- Also avoid this medication if you are on breast feeding as this drug is releases in human milk.
Roxithromycin can be formulated in various dosage forms like tablets, capsules, syrups etc.
There are many pharmaceutical manufacturers are manufacturing roxithromycin medication like Affy group, who is engaged in the manufacturing of roxithromycin tablets in India.