What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Rulid (Roxithromycin)


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Generic Equivalent - Rulid (Roxithromycin)

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    Rulid Uses and Indications:

    rulid 150 mg

    Rulid is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic. It is very similar in composition, chemical structure, and mechanism of action to erythromycin, azithromycin, or clarithromycin. Rulid prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis. Rulid has a similar antimicrobial spectrum as erythromycin but is more effective against certain gram-negative bacteria, particularly Legionella pneumophila. It can treat respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections. Roxithromycin is preferred for treating otitis media, sinusitis, and pneumonia.

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    It should be given 15 minutes before food or on an empty stomach.

    • For Adults: 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily orally for 5-10 days in susceptible infections 
    • For children weighing 6-40 kg: 5-8 mg/kg daily
    • Renal impairment: Dosage adjustment may be required. 
    • Hepatic impairment: Usual daily doses should be halved in hepatic impairment.
    • Special Populations: Cirrhosis: 150 mg once daily.

    Always take Rulid exactly as the doctor has prescribed you. Altering the dosage without prior consultation may prove to be harmful.


    Each Rulid 150 mg and 300 mg contains roxithromycin 150mg and roxithromycin 300mg as an active ingredient respectively.

    The inactive ingredients include:

    • Hydroxypropyl cellulose
    • Poloxamer
    • Povidone
    • Colloidal anhydrous silica
    • Magnesium Stearate
    • Talc
    • Maize Starch
    • Hypromellose
    • Anhydrous glucose
    • Titanium dioxide
    • Propylene glycol


    Roxithromycin should be given with caution in patients with hepatic/renal impairment/QT prolongation. It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to macrolides. Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with taking the medicine when pregnant.

    Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. You should discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is absolutely necessary. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical help. If you miss a dose, skip it and never take 2 doses at a time.

    Side Effects

    Side effects that may occur from Roxithromycin include:

    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Severe stomach ache
    • Severe diarrhea
    • Mouth sores
    • Vaginal thrush
    • Skin rash
    • Headache
    • Changes in your heartbeat
    • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
    • Decreased appetite

    If an allergic reaction occurs, tell your doctor immediately.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 10183

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