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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
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
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