ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet)

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Dosage of Erythromycin?

Dear Sir, I want to know how long should I take the drug?Erythromycin 250 QD for over 28 weeks.Can people take antibiotics for 28 weeks?Commonly,people take antibiotics as 3 days( full course)?5 days?7 days? Why some people take it for 28 weeks?Is it ...
by Miss Chan in HK, 01/16/2006

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet)

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Ery-Tab, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, E.E.S. 200, E.E.S. 400 Filmtab, E.E.S. 400, Eryped 400, Eryped 200, E.E.S. Granules, Eryped, Eryc, PCE Dispertab

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet)

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

How Should You Use ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet)

Chewable Tablet, Tablet, Coated Tablet, Delayed Release Capsule, Delayed Release Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Best taken on an empty stomach, but may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs.
  • Shake the oral liquid before each use.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Swallow the coated tablet, delayed-release tablet, or delayed-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • The medicine should be taken until it is gone, or until your doctor tells you to stop taking it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • May be taken as soon as possible.
  • Take the rest of the doses for that day at times that are evenly spaced apart.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet)

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 taking theophylline, Seldane®, blood thinners such as Coumadin®, or seizure medicines such as Dilantin® or Tegretol®.

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Contact your doctor right away if you develop a skin rash or itching while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease.

ERYTHROMYCIN (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

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

  • Skin rash, hives or itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • For erythromycin estolate (Ilosone®): severe stomach pain, weakness, or if the skin has a yellow color
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore mouth or tongue

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