erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Pediazole)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pediazole)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ringing in your ears, headache, stomach pain, fever, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, stop taking this medication and call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Erythromycin and sulfisoxazole can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect erythromycin and sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)?
Many drugs can interact with erythromycin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- bromocriptine (Parlodel);
- colchicine (Colcrys);
- alprazolam (Xanax), midazolam (Versed), or triazolam (Halcion);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- any other antibiotic, especially clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or rifabutin (Mycobutin);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- a cholesterol-lowering medication such as lovastatin (Mevacor) or simvastatin (Zocor);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), dofetilide (Tikosyn), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), sotalol (Betapace), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- heart rhythm medicine such as disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G);
- migraine headache medicine such as eletriptan (Relpax), ergotamine (Ercaf, Cafergot, Ergostat, Ergomar) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with erythromycin and sulfisoxazole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about erythromycin and sulfisoxazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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