What is Rommix used for?
Rommix is prescribed by dermatologists for a variety of skin conditions including:
Rommix is particularly useful in individuals allergic to penicillin and in children that are too young for a tetracycline.
It is active against many gram-positive organisms (including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, corynebacteria and clostridia) and some gram-negative organisms (Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the cause of gonorrhoea). It is also effective for mycoplasma infections, syphilis and chlamydia.
Increasing bacterial resistance to Rommix is reported. The prolonged use of Rommix has been questioned in dermatology because it can lead to bacterial resistance to the pathogen , Staphylococcus aureus (see MRSA), as well as resistance to acne bacteria (Cutibacterium acnes).
Updated: March 29, 2019
This article was co-authored by Theodore Leng, MD. Dr. Leng is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Stanford University. He completed his Vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Stanford University in 2010.
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If you have a bacterial infection in your eye or your doctor wants to prevent one from happening, then you need an antibiotic, prescribed by a doctor, to treat the problem. One of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for bacterial eye infections is Rommix. Rommix ointment can help kill infections of the eye caused by bacteria. Some of the most w >
9. Common questions
Rommix is from a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics work by killing the bacteria causing the infection.
For most infections, you should feel better within a few days.
For skin problems such as acne and rosacea, expect to take the medicine for at least 2 months before you see much improvement.
It's very important that you keep taking Rommix until your course is finished. Do this even if you feel better. It will help to stop the infection coming back.
There's no specific warning to stop drinking alcohol while taking Rommix, but there's some evidence that alcohol may slow down or delay the medicine working. You might want to stop drinking alcohol or limit how much you drink while you're taking Rommix.
Some people get a fungal infection called thrush after taking a course of antibiotics like Rommix. It happens because antibiotics kill the normal harmless bacteria that help to protect you against thrush.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice if this happens to you.
Rommix doesn't stop contraceptive pills working, including the combined pill and emergency contraception.
However, if Rommix makes you sick or have severe diarrhoea (6 to 8 watery poos in 24 hours) for more than 24 hours, your contraceptive pill may not protect you from pregnancy. Look on the pill packet to find out what to do.
There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking Rommix will reduce fertility in women.
However, there's been research suggesting that Rommix may reduce male fertility by reducing and slowing down sperm. The evidence is weak, though, and this link isn't proven. Talk to your doctor if you're concerned.
Tell your doctor if you don't start feeling better after taking Rommix for 3 days. Also tell them if, at any time, you start to feel worse.
If you're taking Rommix for a skin infection, it may take several weeks to see an improvement.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you're taking Rommix.
Grapefruit can increase the amount of Rommix in your body and mean you're more likely to have side effects.
How to take it
Swallow Rommix tablets or capsules whole with a drink of water. Do not chew or break them.
There's a liquid Rommix for children and people who find it difficult to swallow tablets.
If you or your child are taking Rommix as a liquid, it'll usually be made up for you by your pharmacist. The medicine will come with a syringe or spoon to help you take the right amount. If you don't have a syringe or spoon, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right amount.
Missed Dose of Rommix
If you miss a dose of Rommix, try to take it as soon as you remember.
However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Don't double up to make up for a missed dose.
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Rommix is available in many different dosage forms including cream, gel, tablet, and solution for injection into the veins.
Depending on the condition, doses of Rommix tend to range from the following:
- 250 milligrams (mg) to 500 mg, every six to 12 hours
- 500 mg every 12 hours
- 333 mg every eight hours
When taking tablets, be sure to take the medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist directed.
Be sure to finish the entire prescription - even if you start to feel better or your symptoms subside. Otherwise, the infection could come back and might be much more difficult to treat.
Common side effects
These common side effects of Rommix happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea
- stomach cramps
- loss of appetite
- bloating and indigestion