Roxithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.
Take roxithromycin regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food. Keep taking it until the course is finished, even if you start to feel better.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Severe or persistent diarrhoea, abdominal pain
Hearing loss, ringing in the ears
|Tell your doctor|
Changes in taste
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. October 2023
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