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Active ingredients: roxithromycin
What it is used for
For the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections in adults caused by or likely to be caused by susceptible micro-organisms: . Acute pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis; . Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; community acquired pneumonia; . Skin and skin structure infections; . Non-gonoccocal urethritis. Appropriate culture and sensitivity tests should be performed when necessary to determine organisms' susceptibility and thus treatment suitability. Therapy with Rulide may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be considered.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Biconvex, cylindrical white tablet, 11mm in diameter, with 164J debossed on one surface.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on September 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient roxithromycin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems