WHAT IS ERYTHROMYCIN?
Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that slows the growth of sensitive bacteria or kills them by reducing the production of important proteins required by the bacteria to thrive. It is prescribed for the treatment of several types of bacterial infections.
Erythromycin is sold under various trade names, some of which are Ery-Tab, Eryped, and Althrocin (made by Alembic).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ERTHROMYCIN:
Do not take Erythromycin antibiotic medicine (Ery-Tab, Eryped, Althrocin) if you have a known allergy to it, or if you are also using cisapride, dihydroergoatmine, ergotamine, or pimozide. These medicines can interact with Erythromycin producing dangerous or life-threatening heart rhythm disorders. Consult your doctor about this.
Prior to taking Erythromycin, notify your doctor if you have liver disease, myasthenia gravis, a heart rhythm disorder, a history of Long QT syndrome, or low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood. Your doctor will decide if it is safe for you to take this medicine on top of these conditions.
You must strictly complete the full course of Erythromycin antibiotic as directed by your doctor. Your symptoms may subside even before your medication gets over. Skipping or discontinuing the medicine halfway will lead to relapse of your infection which can be drug resistant and difficult to treat with common antibiotics.
A common side effect of antibiotic medicines is diarrhea. If you have a watery or bloody diarrhea after taking an antibiotic, stop taking it and seek medical attention right away. This can be a sign of a new infection.
Erythromycin is an FDA pregnancy category B drug. It is not expected to harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. This medicine can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. You must consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breast feeding.
BEFORE TAKING ERYTHROMYCIN:
Before taking Erythromycin (Ery-Tab, Eryped, Althrocin), consult your doctor and discuss about the precautions and other details about this medicine. Do not take this medicine without a doctors prescription.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE ERYTHROMYCIN?
Take Erythromycin strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not make any changes in using the medication without his or her advice. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Follow the instructions in them if you have any doubt. However, remember that your doctors advice overrides everything else.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A DOSE OF ERYTHROMYCIN?
Dont miss a single dose of Erythromycin. But if you do miss a dose for some reasons, take it as soon as your remember it. However, forget about the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Dont take multiple doses close to each other to compensate for the missed dose as that will lead to extra medicine in your body at one time which can be harmful
WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?
Get immediate medical attention in case of an overdose or call the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING ERYTHROMYCIN?
Antibiotic associated diarrhea is a common side effect of any antibiotic medicine. Do not use any diarrhea medicine without your doctors advice.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ALTHROCIN 500MG:
Stomach Pain Or Cramps
Appetite Loss, Or Mild Heartburn
Joint Pain Or Swelling
Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes
Change In Amount Of Urine
Abdominal Or Stomach Pain/Cramping
Blood Or Mucus In Your Stool
ERYTHROMYCIN DOSING INFORMATION:
Erythromycin dosage may depend on a range of factors like seriousness of the condition, age, sex, or drug allergies among a host of several other factors.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
There are a lot of other medications that can interact with Erythromycin. Let your doctor know if you use any of these medications: other antibiotics, bromocriptine, alfentanil, cilostazol, colchicine, cyclosporine, digoxin, methylprednisolone, sildenafil, tacrolimus, theophylline, vinblastine, alprazolam, triazolam, blood thinners, carbamazepine, heart or blood pressure medicines, or anti arrhythmic medicines.
However, these are not all the medications that can interact with Erythromycin. You must inform your doctor about all other medicines which you may be using.
Althrocin 500 Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, and skin. It stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve the symptoms and cures the infection.
Althrocin 500 Tablet is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.
Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, pain in the abdomen, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.
Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
USES OF ALTHROCIN TABLET
- Treatment of Bacterial infections
BENEFITS OF ALTHROCIN TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
SIDE EFFECTS OF ALTHROCIN TABLET
Common side effects of Althrocin
- Abdominal pain
HOW TO USE ALTHROCIN TABLET
HOW ALTHROCIN TABLET WORKS
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of this medicine may affect hearing in patients with severe kidney disease.
Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.