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Raxitid 50 MG Suspension

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Description

Raxitid 50 MG Suspension is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to prevent and treat bacterial infection of the lungs, airways, urinary tract and inner layers of the skin. This medicine is intended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Raxitid 50 MG Suspension

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe stomach ache
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Mouth sores
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Decreased appetite

Uses of Raxitid 50 MG Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute pharyngitis
  • Tonsilitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin and Soft tissue infections
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Impetigo
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to roxithromycin, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Sever liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of arrhythmias, heart diseases, and patients who are on medicines that prolong QT intervals such as psychiatric drugs and anti-arrhythmic drugs due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Drug resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of developing bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Oral thrush

This medicine may cause mouth sores that may appear while using it or soon after discontinuing the use. Contact the doctor in case of sores in the mouth or swelling of lips or tongue.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cisapride

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Warfarin

Theophylline

Disopyramide

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition. It is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Heart rhythm disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having heart rhythm disorders. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/administer this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor in case of any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the protein formation and preventing the growth of the bacterium.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Macrolides

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00778

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