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Uses of A/t/s
Oral erythromycin is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory tract infections, intestinal infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and venereal disease.
Topical erythromycin is a prescription medication used to treat acne vulgaris. The ophthalmic ointment is used to treat infections of the eye.
Injectable erythromycin is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory tract infections, intestinal infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and venereal disease.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of A/t/s
Serious side effects have been reported with erythromycin. See the “Erythromycin Precautions” section.
- Common side effects of oral erythromycin include the following:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach cramps
- Mild skin rash
- Stomach pain
Common side effects of topical erythromycin include the following:
- Irritation at the site of application, including dryness, redness, itching, and burning
Common side effects of oral injectable erythromycin include the following:
- Irritation at the injection site
- Skin rash
This is not a complete list of erythromycin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before taking erythromycin, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:
- are allergic to erythromycin or to any of its ingredients
- are allergic to azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), or dirithromycin (Dynabac)
- have or have had yellowing of the skin or eyes
- have liver problems
- have heart problems
- have stomach problems, especially colitis
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Take erythromycin exactly as prescribed.
This medication comes in capsule, tablet, long-acting capsule, long-acting tablet, chewable tablet, suspension, and pediatric drop forms for oral use. It is usually taken 3 to 4 times daily.
Do not chew, divide, or break the long-acting capsules and tablets. Swallow these whole and take with a full glass of water.
This medication also comes in topical solution and gel forms and as an ophthalmic ointment.
This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of erythromycin at the same time.
Wash hands after application.
Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes.
Discontinue use if severe irritation or hypersensitivity develops.
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