ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment)

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ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Drug and Prescription Information

ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment)

ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Medication Classification

ERYTHROMYCIN (Into the eye)

ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Brandname


ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) is used for the Treatment

Erythromycin (er-ith-roe-MYE-sin) Treats eye infections.Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to erythromycin.

How Should You Use ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • To use the ointment: Hold the tip of the tube close to your eye with the other hand. Avoid touching the tip of the tube to your eye or finger. Squeeze a ribbon of ointment into the pocket between your lower lid and eyeball. Close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Wipe the tip with a clean tissue and close the tube tightly. Keep the tube tightly closed when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Storage

Store ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other products for the eye.

ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor if your condition gets worse or does not get better while using erythromycin.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have other eye problems such as glaucoma or cataracts before using this medicine.

ERYTHROMYCIN (Ophthalmic) (Ointment) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe irritation of the eyes that was not there before using the medicine
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Burning or stinging of the eye, tearing
  • Blurred vision is common for the first few minutes after using. If it continues, talk with your doctor.

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