Erythromycin an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide range of bacteria and other microorganisms. Erythromycin comes as a capsule, tablet, long-acting capsule, long-acting tablet, chewable tablet, liquid, and pediatric drop to take by mouth. It usually is taken four times a day or three times a day for 7-21 days. It can be used to treat several parts of the body, from the skin, ears, mouth, eyelids, to the bones and some internal inflammations. Erythromycin has been used in the treatment of some transmitted diseases, although there have been recorded cases of bacteria growing resistant to the drug. Sometimes it is used as an alternative to Penicillin. Erythromycin should not be taken if you are also taking any of the following drugs: ergot derivatives, e.g.: dihdyroergotamine, ergotamine, sertindole, terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, or astemizole. It is not known whether topical erythromycin passes into the breast milk. Erythromycin, given by mouth or by injection, does pass into the breast milk. However, erythromycin topical preparations have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. Erythromycin may be taken with or without food. Erythromycin is metabolized mainly by the liver and caution should be used in patients with abnormal liver function.
Side Effects of Erythromycin
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Erythromycin
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