Rulide (Roxithromycin 150 mg)
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Generic Rulide is a name of the antibiotic. It is a general term used to detect all drugs identical to the brand-name drug Rulide. The active substance for all of them is Roxithromycin. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic effective against the majority of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria that cause diseases of the skin, soft tissue, urinary tract, respiratory system, otitis, sexually transmitted diseases, bone infections, meningitis, and so on. The medication’s standard dosage is 300 mg taken either once a day or split into two intakes. The treatment course duration is specified by a doctor. Read further to learn more about the precautions, contraindications, dosage adjustments, and so on.
Brand name: Rulide
Generic name: Roxithromycin
Indications: Infections of upper and lower respiratory tract, Pharyngitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Infectious diseases based on the chronic lung obstructive disease, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Skin and soft tissue infections, Urinary tract infections, Sexually transmitted diseases, Vaginitis, Urethritis, Infections of oral cavity, Bone infections, Meningitis, Endocarditis
Benefits: Effectively treats bacterial infections in convenient oral use at home
Analogs: Cadithro, Raxitid, Roxigin, Roxipic, Roxpic, Surlid, Roxitas
Generic Rulide (Roxithromycin 150 mg) guide:
What is Generic Rulide? When the antibiotic is prescribed?
Generic Rulide is a term used to identify the medications identical to Rulide which are sold under different trade names. The reason the same drug is marketed under different names is that it is made by different pharmaceutical companies. It is natural because a single pharmaceutical company in no way could cover the need for the medication all around the world. And the reason the same drug is sold under different names is that a certain trade name is registered by a certain company and if other company uses this trademark, it violates the copyrights. However, they can use the same formula under different conditions; for instance, when the exclusive patent of the original drug developer expires or if they (generic drug makers) buy a license to manufacture the same drugs, or if the patent stipulates that it is an essential medicine which formula must be shared with generic producers.
The medication with the active substance called Roxithromycin, is a semi synthetic antibiotic, a derivative of erythromycin. The structural characteristics of the medication that make it different from erythromycin make it more acid resistant, i.e. it is better absorbed with fewer side effects when taken orally, and make the bioavailability percentage higher (the amount of the antibiotic that is effective within the body).
The antibiotic is prescribed in a variety of conditions such as infections of upper and lower respiratory tract including pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, infectious diseases based on the chronic lung obstructive disease, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginitis, Urethritis, infections of oral cavity, bone infections, meningitis, endocarditis, and others. Though the drug has a broad spectrum of activity, it is advised to make susceptibility test before you buy Rulide to be sure that the condition you have is caused by the bacteria sensitive to the medication.
Is the Generic Rulide any different from the original medication?
No, the drugs are identical. In general, why do generics are made? The generics are aimed to cover the world’s need for essential medicines and also they are cheaper to make the drugs more affordable to everyone. The World Health Organization promotes the use of generics and encourages pharmaceutical companies to buy the rights to make generic drugs.
Our online pharmacy offers only the best generic medications that correspond to the original’s drugs composition, effect, and quality. We cannot say that all generics are the same but we can talk for the drugs we offer. Therefore, you can buy Generic Rulide from us and rest assured that you will get the best treatment possible.
What are contraindications for the medication use?
The medication is contraindicated for people with hypersensitivity to the antibiotic or other drugs from the group of macrolides. It also must not be used in children younger than 2 months or combined with ergotamine or dihydroergotamine. People with liver dysfunction also should either avoid using the drug or use it cautiously under a doctor’s supervision.
Safety of the medication use in pregnancy or breastfeeding
Rulide should not be prescribed during pregnancy (the safety of Roxithromycin for the fetus in humans is not defined). For the duration of the treatment, breastfeeding should be stopped (the drug penetrates into breast milk).
Therapy with Generic Rulide: dosages and recommendations
The standard dosage for adults is 150 mg taken 2 times a day before meal or 300 mg once a day in the morning before meal. The treatment course duration is established by a doctor but is usually between 5 and 10 days. However, before you buy Roxithromycin is still highly advised to get a consultation of your therapist as he or she knows your illness history and can recommend dosage adjustments, addition to other medicines to the therapy or other precautions to be taken.
Impaired kidney or liver function dosage recommendations
In case of liver insufficiency, the daily dosage should be reduced to 150 mg once a day. The medication in the condition should be used with caution and liver function indicators should be controlled regularly.
People with kidney insufficiency and elderly patients do not require dosage adjustments.
Precautions during the therapy with Roxithromycin
If the therapy with the drug is combined with terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride, pimozide, it is necessary to monitor heart function via electrocardiography.
Due to the possibility of dizziness development as one of the drug’s side effects, it is necessary to exercise caution when driving vehicles or operating any machinery during the therapy with the antibiotic.
How the drug renders its effect?
The medication has a wide spectrum of antibacterial action. It affects microorganisms that produce penicillinase. Roxithromycin stops the process of peptide bonds formation between amino acids and the peptide chain, inhibits the biosynthesis of the protein by ribosomes, and inhibits the growth and multiplication of bacteria. In low concentrations the drug renders a bacteriostatic effect (doesn’t kill bacteria but stops its growth), in high dosages it has bactericidal effect (kills bacteria). Roxithromycin also has anti-inflammatory effect.
Adverse reactions of Roxithromycin or Generic Roxithromycin
When you buy Roxithromycin, be prepared that you may experience certain side effects. In some of them, the use of the drug must be discontinued. For example, if you are allergic to the drug which is manifested in swelling, rash, itching, urticaria, eczema, angioedema, bronchospasm, or anaphylactic shock, you must stop using the drug and seek medical assistance. Other side effects include candidiasis of the oral cavity and vagina, eosinophilia, pigmentation of nails, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, constipation/diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, increased hepatic transaminase activity, cholestatic hepatitis or hepatocellular acute hepatitis, pancreatitis symptoms, pseudomembranous enterocolitis, dizziness, headache, and others.
Medications interactions with Roxithromycin
Before you buy Generic Roxithromycin, make sure to check that you don’t use any medicines it is incompatible with.
For instance, the concurrent use of the antibiotic with derivatives of ergotamine and ergotamine-like vasoconstrictor drugs because it can lead to the development of ergotism (poisoning with ergot alkaloids) and necrosis of the limb tissues.
The simultaneous use of the antibiotic with bromocriptine may increase the concentration of this drug in the plasma and enhance its antiparkinsonian action or dopamine toxicity (dyskinesia/impaired mobility).
If you need to use the drug along with cyclosporine, the dosage should be reduced and the kidney function monitored frequently as the increased concentration of cyclosporine in the blood plasma and creatinine clearance slowing down can occur.
There are also other negative interactions, so make sure to consult a specialist if you plan to use the drug along with any other medicines or supplements.
Measures in overdose
If you overdosed, you should try inducing vomiting, take activated carbon, and if the symptoms persist or only worsen, seek emergency care.
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