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Roxithromycin: Is not present in the US, intended for people in Australia, it is a macrolide, more or less similar to Azithromycin, yes it passes in breast milk, not intended to be given to small children anyways, safety of Azithromycin in breastfeeding is unknown, yet no reported huge side effects from breastfeeding mothers on their babies, I would take the medicine, and call the doctor to discuss ...Read more
No: No there is no evidence of that ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?
I have taken a 5-day course of Roxithromycin, I am also on the contraceptive pill. How long should I use backup contraception for?
To be safe: for 2 weeks or till your next pack of pills. ...Read more
Can i take roxithromycin 150mg twice a day for 10 days while on atorvastatin 10mg daily ? Should i stop the statin while on the antibiotic ?
If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?
Varies: The duration of an allergic skin reaction varies from days to weeks. Antihistamines like benadryl (diphenhydramine) help and,in severe cases, corticosteroids are used but must be slowly tapered to avoid a rebound flare up. If there is no accompanying rash, the itching could be due to other factors like dry skin. Your physician is best qualified to advise you,however. ...Read more
Hello respected doctors I would like to ask that can roxithromycin be used to treat Urinary Tract infection????
I have tonsillitis, my gp gave me roxithromycin without seeing me. I'm taking alprim and Endep (amitriptyline) currently. Not sure if safe together??
My right inner ear feel itch for one week，not itchy all the time， but almost one or twice per day. it feels itchier when I press the antilobium. I tried Roxithromycin and ear drop, not very effected. no hearing loss.
Hi doctor, I've been recently been prescribed with rulide roxithromycin for my cough I have this burning/warm sensation in left ear?
It is ok: Take the med it will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more