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Doctor insights on: Roxithromycin Uses

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Can roxithromycin tablets treat fevers?

Can roxithromycin tablets treat fevers?

Not exactly: It is used to treat infections (but the infection might be causing a fever). ...Read more

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Can I take Roxithromycin and still breastfeed?

Can I take Roxithromycin and still breastfeed?

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

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If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?

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

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Can roxithromycin cause fatigue and chest pain?

Can roxithromycin cause fatigue and chest pain?

Perhaps: How long have you been taking this antibiotic and for what reason? There are many causes of chest pain and fatigue - you should call the doctor who prescribed it and find out from him whether you need to call 911 for chest pain or if he will see you urgently. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Review with your Doc: Is is a macrolide type antibiotics and should not be taking together with atorvastatin. Talk to your doctor first before taking the two medications together. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis, my gp gave me roxithromycin without seeing me. I'm taking alprim and Endep (amitriptyline) currently. Not sure if safe together??

I have tonsillitis, my gp gave me roxithromycin without seeing me. I'm taking alprim and Endep (amitriptyline) currently. Not sure if safe together??

No drug inteactions: There should not be any drug interaction between your roxithromycin and your other two medications. The dispensing pharmacist/chemist are generally very conscientious about monitoring for drug interactions. ...Read more