Before taking Rofex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or other cephalosporins (such as cefpodoxime); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, stomach/intestinal disease (such as colitis).
The liquid form of this product may contain sugar. Caution is advised if you have diabetes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Rofex may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Forms and strengths
- Form: Oral capsule
- Strengths: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
- Form: Oral capsule
- Strengths: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Rofex can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:
If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor or local poison control center right away. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it before. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).
Rofex and Pregnancy
Rofex should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy, and with caution during breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor if you are or may become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Rofex is a prescription antibiotic that is licensed to treat a number of common infections. It is part of a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins.
Rofex is licensed to treat a number of conditions. Some uses include:
* Treatment of a bacterial infection, such as a:
* Respiratory tract infection (pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, or tonsillitis)* Bone infection (osteomyelitis)* Middle ear infection (otitis media)* Sinus infection (sinusitis)* Urinary tract infection (UTI)* Irritation of the prostate (prostatitis)* Skin infection, such as cellulitis, folliculitis, or impetigo.
The drug is not effective against any infection caused by a virus, such as the flu, stomach flu, or common cold.
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different infections, including:
* Ear infections* Nose infections* Sinus infections (sinusitis)* Throat infections, such as "strep throat"* Urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as bladder infections or kidney infections* Lower respiratory tract infections (such as pneumonia)* Gonorrhea* Helicobacter pylori infections in people with small intestine ulcers (when combined with other antibiotics).
Amoxicillin is approved for treating the above infections only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to amoxicillin. Also, bacteria have different resistance patterns in different regions in the country. This means that some bacteria may be susceptible to amoxicillin in certain parts of the country but not in others. Amoxicillin is completely ineffective for treating viral illnesses (such as the common cold or the flu).
It is important to note that a high percentage of people with mononucleosis ("mono") who take antibiotics similar to amoxicillin develop a skin rash. Therefore, amoxicillin is not recommended for use in people with mononucleosis.
Hope have been able to give you the answer?
amoxicillin is penicillin based, Rofex has no penicillin in it at all, they are both used for infections.
hope this helps Mark
have you ever taken Rofex and was it ok I need to take it but my anxiety stopping me
I was prescribed Rofex as an antibiotic when I had surgery to remove a small basil cell. I took it for about a week and experienced no side effects and it really helped my complexion :).
- Animal reproduction studies with mice and rats using oral doses of Rofex that are 0.6- and 1.2-times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) based on body surface area during organogenesis revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus; estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for indicated population is unknown
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I was taking 500 mg 3 times per day for facial swelling. After taking the drug for 10 days, I began to have serious joint pain. The pain was so severe that I could not walk nor hold a glass in my hands.
Always tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies.
Certain drugs are known to interact with Rofex and may cause problems:
Rofex may increase blood levels of the type 2 diabetes drug metformin. This could increase your risk for side effects.
Rofex may build up in the blood when combined with the medication probenecid (Benemid, Probalan), which is used to treat gout.
In some cases, probenecid may be used along with antibiotics to increase antibiotic strength.
Using antibiotics may make birth control pills ineffective. A second form of contraception is recommended while you're on antibiotics.
Before taking this medicine
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to Rofex or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:
cefaclor (Ceclor, Raniclor);
cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol);
cefuroxime (Ceftin); and others
To make sure Rofex is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
an allergy to any drugs (especially penicillins);
kidney disease; or
a history of intestinal problems, such as colitis; or
a medical condition that requires blood-thinners
The liquid form of Rofex may contain sugar. This may affect you if you have diabetes.
Rofex is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
Rofex can pass into breast milk. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
What is Rofex? How does it work (mechanism of action)?
Rofex belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are similar to penicillin in action and side effects. They stop or slow the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall that surrounds each cell. The cell wall protects bacteria from the external environment and keeps the contents of the cell together, and without a cell wall, bacteria are not able to survive. Bacteria that are susceptible to Rofex include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, E. coli and several others. Rofex was approved by the FDA in January 1971.
The dose of Rofex prescribed will depend on the type of infection and whether the person taking it is a child or an adult.
Here are general guidelines for Rofex dosage:
- The usual adult dose ranges from 1 to 4 grams a day, given in divided doses.
- Typical adult doses of Rofex are 250 mg every 6 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours.
- The usual dose for a child is 25 to 50 milligrams (mg) per kilogram of weight, given in divided doses.
- Keflex capsules come in 250, 333, 500, and 750 mg options.
Doses may be doubled for more severe infections.
Depending on the type of infection, treatment may last from 7 to 14 days.
If very large doses of Rofex are needed, another type of cephalosporin that can be given by injection or an intravenous infusion may be used.
Here are some general rules for taking Rofex:
- Take it with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach.
- Always take it as directed and for as long as directed. Skipping doses or not finishing your Rofex prescription can lead to a more dangerous and resistant infection.
- Do not chew, split, or crush Rofex capsules. Take them whole with a full glass of water, and with food or milk.
- Store capsules in a safe, dry place and at room temperature.
- Keep Rofex suspension in the refrigerator. Don't freeze it. Unused suspension should be thrown away after 14 days.
- If you are using Rofex suspension, make sure to shake the liquid well before each dose.
- Rofex use may interfere with some laboratory tests. These include blood tests and some urine testing done for diabetes. Always let your caregiver know you are taking Rofex before you are tested.
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Terrible dizziness and headaches, joint ache, backache.. And it has been three weeks since I took the last pill and I still have terrible joint pain, muscle pain and backache. My body hurts. This was a horrible drug.
What is the dosage for Rofex?
- The dose of Rofex for adults is 1 to 4 grams in divided doses.
- The usual adult dose is 250 mg every 6 hours.
- Some infections may be treated with 500 mg every 12 hours.
- Children are treated with 25-100 mg/kg/day in divided doses.
- The dosing interval may be every 6 or 12 hours depending on the type and seriousness of the infection.