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Erythromycin, Oral Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Erythromycin is an antibiotic and it is used to treat various kinds of infections such as Acute pelvic inflammatory disease, Intestinal parasitic infections, Listeriosis, Rectal infections, Reproductive tract infections, Urinary tract infections. It is also used to prevent rheumatic fever.

Erythromycin, Oral Dosage

  • For the treatment of Streptococcal Infections, the usual starting dose is 333 milligrams every 8 hours.
  • For the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, the usual starting dosage is 500 milligrams of erythromycin orally 4 times a day.

Uses of Erythromycin, Oral

  • It is used to treat various kinds of infections such as Acute pelvic inflammatory disease, Intestinal parasitic infections, Listeriosis, Rectal infections, Reproductive tract infections, Urinary tract infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Erythromycin, Oral

Before taken Erythromycin, Oral medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Erythromycin, Oral. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Erythromycin, Oral:

  • If you have ever had liver disease, then you should tell your doctor before taking erythromycin.
  • If a new infection known as superinfection develops, then you should talk to your doctor. Because you may need to be treated with a different antibiotic.
  • If you are taking this drug, then it may cause a severe form of intestinal inflammation. If you develop diarrhea, then you should contact your doctor immediately.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Erythromycin, Oral with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Erythromycin, Oral with the following:

  • Benzodiazepines such as Halcion and Versed
  • Carbamazepine
  • Digoxin
  • Ergotamine
  • Hexobarbital
  • Seizure medications
  • Theophylline
Overdose

After taken Erythromycin, Oral if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Erythromycin, Oral overdose include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting


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