Consuming alcohol with Rocky does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rocky is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rocky is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Rocky may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rocky is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rocky may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rocky should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rocky may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Rocky is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It is effective in resolving most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs and skin. It stops the growth of infection causing bacteria and thus resolves the symptoms. Rocky should be taken orally on an empty stomach. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
Uses of Rocky
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Rocky
- Abdominal pain
How to use Rocky
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rocky is to be taken empty stomach.
How Rocky works
Rocky is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
What if you forget to take Rocky?
If you miss a dose of Rocky, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Your doctor has prescribed Rocky to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
- Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Rocky.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Stop taking Rocky and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Pneumonia, Pharyngitis, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Cellulitis,Tonsillitis, Folliculitis, Carbuncles, Prostatitis, Urethritis, Acute and chronic bronchitis, Bronchopneumonia, Furuncles, Pyoderma, Impetigo and infected dermatitis, Cervicitis and salpingitis
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take at least 15 min before meals.
Oral Susceptible infections Adult: 150 mg bid or 300 mg once daily for 5-10 days in susceptible infections. Hepatic impairment: Usual daily doses should be halved in hepatic impairment.
Oral Susceptible infections Child: 6-40 kg: 5-8 mg/kg daily.
Renal impairment: Dosage adjustment may be required.
Mode 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.
Hepatic impairment. Monitor liver function. Prolonged treatment increases risk of hepatotoxicity. History of arrhythmias.
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weakness, malaise, anorexia, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence; hepatitis; rashes, headache, dizziness, weakness, changes in blood counts; increased liver enzyme values; eosinophilia; rarely, acute pancreatitis.
May raise serum levels of ciclosporin and digoxin. Increased risk of rhabdomyolysis when used with simvastatin.
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