Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: E.E.S. Granules, E.E.S.-200, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, Eryc, EryPed, EryPed 200, EryPed 400, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, PCE Dispertab
Generic Name: erythromycin (Pronunciation: er ITH roe MYE sin)
What is erythromycin (E.E.S. Granules, E.E.S.-200, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, Eryc, EryPed, EryPed 200, EryPed 400, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, PCE Dispertab)?
Erythromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Erythromycin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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E-Mycin 250 mg
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E-Mycin 333 mg
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Ery-Tab 250 mg
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Ery-Tab 333 mg
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Ery-Tab 500 mg
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Erythrocin 500 mg
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Erythromycin Base 250 mg
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Erythromycin Base 500 mg
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Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 400 mg-ABB
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Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 400 mg-MYL
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PCE 500 mg
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What are the possible side effects of erythromycin?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about erythromycin?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to erythromycin, or if you are also using cisapride (Propulsid), dihydroergotamine (Migranal), ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), or pimozide (Orap). Erythromycin may interact with these medicines and could cause dangerous or life-threatening heart rhythm disorders.
Before you take erythromycin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or myasthenia gravis.
Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Erythromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Erythromycin can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking erythromycin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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