Erythromycin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat,... View More
Uses of Erythromycin
Side effects of Erythromycin
How to use Erythromycin
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Erythromycin is to be take... View More
How Erythromycin works
Erythromycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops ... View More
What if you forget to take Erythromycin?
If you miss a dose of Erythromycin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to y... View More
Susceptible infections, Respiratory tract infections, Enteritis, Pertussis, Trench fever, Chanroid, Chlamydial infections, Diphtheria, Legionnaire's dis... View More
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Best taken on an empty stomach at least ½ hr & preferably 2 hr before meals. Reconstitution: Oral susp: Add 77 m... View More
Adults: Usually 250 mg every 6 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours. May increase up to 4 g/day, according to severity of infection. Upper respiratory tr... View More
Children: PO 50 mg/kg/day q6–8h
Renal Impairment Dose adjustment not necessary
Hypersensitivity; porphyria; hepatic impairment; pregnancy.
Mode of Action
Erythromycin inhibits protein synthesis by irreversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit thus blocking the transpeptidation or translocation reactio... View More
Increased risk of cholestatic hepatitis when treatment is >10 days or in patients with previous history of erythromycin usage. History of hepatic disord... View More
1-10% Abdominal pain (8%),Headache (8%),Nausea (8%),Diarrhea (7%),Rash (3%),Vomiting (3%),Dyspepsia (2%),Flatulence (2%),Pain (2%),Pruritus (1%),Pseudo... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution (American Academy of Pediatrics committee states that drug is compatible w... View More
May decrease plasma levels of valproic acid thus, increasing the risk of seizures. Increased plasma concentrations w/ probenecid.
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