Erythromycin is an antibiotic with a broad spectrum of uses including the treatment of Urinary tract infections, Whooping cough and rheumatic fever for people who are allergic to penicillin or sulfa.
Erythromycin is available in several forms and you may take it as instructed by your doctor. For some people, it is best taken on an empty stomach whereas for others, it is best taken with a meal. If you are using a chewable form of the drug, then chew it completely before swallowing.
If you have missed a dose of erythromycin, then space it and the next dose at least 5 to 6 hours apart from each other. Do not take a double dose ever.
Capsules and tablets must be stored at room temperature in a tight container. The liquid form must be refrigerated.
Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
If your symptoms do not improve, then contact your doctor immediately. Ensure that you discuss with your doctor about any physical conditions that you may be suffering from before starting treatment with erythromycin.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
diarrhea; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; hearing changes; irregular heartbeat; red, swollen, or blistered skin; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; yellowing of skin or eyes.
Erythromycin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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