erythromycin

 

Brand: Erymax, Erythrocin, Erythroped, Erythrolar, Tiloryth

Application: Infection (in children and adults) and for skin problems such as acne and rosacea

 

 

Erythromycin Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of erythromycin

Drug interaction of erythromycin

Tips to consider before taking erythromycin

Possible side effects of erythromycin

How to store erythromycin

 

 

 

 

Erythromycin Drug Information

Medication Information: Erythromycin is prescribed for the treatment of acute bacterial infections such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and oral infections. This medicine can be prescribed for adults and children. Erythromycin kills the bacteria that cause the infection. It is also prescribed for some long-term skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.

Other common names for erythromycin include:

  • Erythromycin ethyl succinate
  • Erythromycin stearate

For more information on erythromycin skin solution and erythromycin ointment, refer to the relevant page.

 

Contraindications to the use of erythromycin

  • Note the expiration date of the erythromycin drug and do not take it if the expired drug is out of date.
  • Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for erythromycin drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction of erythromycin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking erythromycin

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. (Although erythromycin is not harmful to the fetus, you should take all your medications during pregnancy under a doctor's supervision.)
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If your heart rate is irregular.
  • If you have a muscle disorder called myasthenia gravis.
  • If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disease).
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Possible side effects of erythromycin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Feeling sick, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of erythromycin.

 

How to store erythromycin

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • If you have been given a liquid medicine, this medicine will be made by a pharmacy. Check the expiration date of the medicine and do not take the medicine after the expiration date.
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