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Brand name: Rulide TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
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