Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Pediazole
Generic Name: erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (Pronunciation: ee RITH roe MYE sin and SUL fa SOX i zole)
What is erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)?
Sulfisoxazole is a sulfa drug that also fights bacteria in the body.
The combination of erythromycin and sulfisoxazole is used to ear infections in children.
Erythromycin and sulfisoxazole may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
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 and sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to erythromycin or sulfisoxazole, if you are in your 9th month of pregnancy, or if you are breast-feeding a baby younger than 2 months old.
Before taking erythromycin and sulfisoxazole, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, a history of "Long QT Syndrome," or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or other antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax) or clarithromycin (Biaxin).
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely cleared. Erythromycin and sulfisoxazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
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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