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Erythromycin, Topical Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Topical erythromycin is used for the treatment of acne. You should be applied directly to the skin.

Erythromycin, Topical Dosage

  • If you are using solution, then you should be apply solution to the affected area 2 times a day.
  • If you are using gel, then you should apply gel products as a thin film over the affected area once or twice a day.

Uses of Erythromycin, Topical

  • It is used to treat acne.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Erythromycin, Topical

Before taken Erythromycin, Topical 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, Topical. Side effects may include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Dryness
  • Hives
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Oiliness
  • Peeling
  • Scaling
  • Tenderness
  • Unusual redness of the skin

Warnings and precautions before taking Erythromycin, Topical:

  • If you are taking antibiotics, then it can stimulate the growth of other bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic. If new infections known as superinfections occur, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you develop diarrhea, then you should tell your doctor. Because drugs such as erythromycin can cause a potentially serious intestinal inflammation.
  • If you are using other topical acne medications in combination with topical erythromycin, then it may cause irritation, especially with the use of peeling, scaling, or abrasive medications.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Erythromycin, Topical 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, Topical with other topical acne medications.


Although overdosage is unlikely. But after taken Erythromycin, Topical if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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