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Generic name: Roxithromycin
Brand names: Surlid, Rulide, Biaxsig, Roxar, Roximycin and Coroxin
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.
This drug is shipped in blisters.