Roxid contains Roxithromycin. Roxithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections.
Roxid is product from Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Alembic is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Vadodara city of Gujarat – India. Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is involved in manufacture of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical substances and intermediates. It is also termed to be a market leader in macrolides segment of anti-infective drugs in India.
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs)
RTI can affect the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. Symptoms of an RTI include: a cough – you may bring up mucus (phlegm), sneezing, a stuffy or runny nose or sore throat. RTIs are often spread in the coughs and sneezes of someone with an infection.
Flu can be an upper or lower RTI. Lower RTIs tend to last longer and can be more serious.
A urinary tract infection (UTI)
UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system, your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract, the bladder and the urethra. Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Complications of a UTI may include recurrent infections, especially in women who experience two or more UTIs in a six-month period or four or more within a year. Permanent kidney damage from an acute or chronic kidney infection (pyelonephritis) due to an untreated UTI. Increased risk in pregnant women of delivering low birth weight or premature infants.
Hepatic impairment. Monitor liver function. Prolonged treatment increases risk of hepatotoxicity. History of arrhythmias.
May raise serum levels of ciclosporin and digoxin. Increased risk of rhabdomyolysis when used with simvastatin.
Mechanism of Action
Roxithromycin inhibits protein synthesis by irreversibly binding to the 50s ribosomal subunits thus blocking the transpeptidation or translocation reactions of susceptible organisms resulting in stunted cell growth.