What is Erythromycin?
Erythromycin is a specially formulated medicinal drug that treats certain kinds of bacteria infections such as bronchitis; Legionnaires; diphtheria; pneumonia; venereal disease; rheumatic fever; and ear, and skin infections. It was first released by Eli Lilly and Company, and it is nowadays called as EES (erythromycin ethylsuccinate). Besides, it belongs to the group of medicinal drugs called acrolide antibiotics.
How should I take Erythromycin?
As far as the intake of Erythromycin is concerned the patient should never crush, chew or break the tablet. It should swallow properly with a glass full of water every 6 hours (four times a day) or every 8 hours (three times a day) for about 7 to 21 days. It is very important for the patient to listen to every instruction carefully or direction mentioned on the prescription label.
As far as the oral suspension of the medicine is concerned it should be shaken well, and is also measured with a dose-measuring spoon to avoid smaller or larger than recommended.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Missing a dose is really not good as it may affect the treatment procedure. The patient should know when to take dose so that he or she does not skip a dose and thus expect a timely recovery. If a patient forgets to take the recommended dose on the time given then he or she should take one dose to make up for the loss. But this is only required to do when the next dose is not scheduled. Do not double the dose.
What are the dosage forms and strengths of Erythromycin?
As far as the dosage forms and strength of Erythromycin is concerned it is available in different shapes and sizes. From oral delayed release tablet to oral tablet to oral delayed release capsule to powder for injection to oral suspension to oral granule for reconstitution all are available in the market. It is all up to the health care provider which form he recommends depending upon the nature of the bacterial infection.
Should I use Erythromycin with food or without food?
Erythromycin should not be taken with food as it may interact with certain food items that may prove harmful. So, it is always advisable that a patient should take help of the doctor to know which food items need to be avoided during the intake of the drug.
What are the side effects of Erythromycin?
Here below are mentioned some of the common side effects of Erythromycin. Have a look!
• Difficult breathing
• Severe dizziness
• Fast or pounding heartbeats
• Swelling in your face, throat, or lips
• Loss of appetite
• Hearing problems
• Mild diarrhea
• Stomach pain & vomiting
Further, there may be other medications that should not use while you are taking Erythromycin to avoid risk of side effects. Some of these medicines are:
Note: The medicine is not for kids. It is an adult medicine that should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Buy Erythromycin over the internet and get it supplied.
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