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This article is about the antibiotic Roxithromycin. For the Norwegian company see Roxar AS.
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|Metabolism||Liver, peak concentration averaging 2 hours after ingestion.|
|Mol. mass||837.047 g/mol|
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Roxithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections. Roxithromycin is derived from erythromycin, containing the same 14-membered lactone ring. However, an N-oxime side chain is attached to the lactone ring. It is also currently undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss.
Roxithromycin is available under several brandnames, for example, Biaxsig, Coroxin, Romac, Roxar, Roximycin, Roxl-150, Roxo, Roxomycin, Rulid, Rulide, Surlid, Tirabicin and Xthrocin. Roxithromycin is not available in the United States. Roxithromycin is available in Australia. Roxithromycin has also been tested to possess antimalarial activity.