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Brand name: Rulide D

Rulide D is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) roxithromycin. On this page you will find out more about Rulide D, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: roxithromycin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Rulide D 50 mg dispersible tablet, 10

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

CHILDREN: 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 tonsilitis and impetigo. Appropriate culture and sensitivity tests should be performed when necessary to determine an organism's susceptibility and thus treatment suitability. Therapy may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Practically white cylindrical tablets, 8mm in diameter with a breakline (score)

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Dosage Form Tablet, dispersible
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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