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Brand name: Roxar TM

Active ingredients: roxithromycin

What it is used for

Adults: Roxithromycin is indicated for the treatment of the following types of mild to moderately severe infections in adults caused by or likely to be caused by susceptible microorganisms: Upper respiratory tract infection: acute pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis. Lower respiratory tract infection: acute bronchitis and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis; community acquired pneumonia. Skin and skin structure infections. Nongonococcal urethritis. Children: Roxithromycin 150 mg tablets are indicated for the treatment of the following mild to moderately severe infections in children caused by or likely to be caused by susceptible micro-organisms: Acute pharyngitis. Acute tonsillitis. Impetigo. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed when necessary to determine organism susceptibility and thus treatment suitability. Therapy with roxithromycin may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued.

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 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White to off white round biconvex film-coated tablet plain on both side

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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.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.

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