Erythromycin is employed to treat several types of bacterial infections. The common brand name is Ilosone. It may also be used to stop some bacterial infections. Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial growth.
This medication can also be used for the treatment of some sort of stomach condition which involves slowed digestion (gastroparesis).
How to use Erythromycin
Take this medication orally as directed by your doctor, generally before a meal. This medication is best absorbed once taken on an empty abdomen. If nausea takes place, you should take it with food or milk. This medication gives a bitter taste if crushed. Swallow the medicine whole. Don't chew or crush.
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdomen pain, cramps in stomach and loss of appetency could occur. Taking this drug with food could reduce these symptoms. Tell your doctor promptly if you've got any serious side effects, including: symptoms of liver disease (like persistent nausea, vomiting, yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, severe abdominal pain), uncommon fatigue, muscle weakness, unintelligible speech, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, hearing impairment. Get medical help promptly if you've got any terribly serious aftereffects, including: severe giddiness, irregular heartbeat or fainting. Avoid the use of anti-diarrhea drugs or narcotic pain medicines if you've got any of these signs as these products could worsen them.
Before taking Erythromycin, tell your doctor or apothecary if you're allergic to it; or to alternative macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin or azithromycin); or if you've got the other allergies. Before using this drug, inform your doctor or apothecary about your case history, particularly of: nephropathy, liver disease, a certain sort of muscle sickness (myasthenia gravis). Erythromycin could be responsible for a condition that affects the cardiac rhythm known as QT prolongation. This can sometimes cause severe (rarely fatal) irregular heartbeat and alternative symptoms (such as severe giddiness, fainting) that require medical attention promptly.
Before using Erythromycin, tell your doctor or apothecary of all the medicine you're taking and if you've got any of the subsequent condition: some heart issues (heart failure, QT prolongation, and slow heartbeat), case history of particular heart issues (QT prolongation, sudden cardiac arrest). Erythromycin could stop the bacterial vaccines to work (like typhoid vaccines). Therefore, don't have any vaccinations while consuming this medication without the consent of your physician or doctor. Some Erythromycin product could contain sodium metal. Consult your doctor or apothecary for additional info if you're on a salt-restricted meal or if you've got a condition like congestive coronary failure that might be worsened by a rise in salt intake.
Older adults could also be more allergic to the side effects of this drug, particularly hearing impairment and QT prolongation.
Pregnancy and Erythromycin
Tell your doctor if you're pregnant before the use of this medication. This medication passes into mother’s breast milk. Contact your physician before breast-feeding.