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Pediazole Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pediazole® is a combination of two antibiotics medicine and it is used to treat various types of ear infections. Erythromycin-sulfisoxazole may also be used to treat other types of infections such as sinusitis or infections of the upper respiratory tract. It works by kill certain bacteria or stop their growth.

Pediazole Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 250-400 mg every 6 hours.
  • For children, the usual starting dosage is 15-25 mg per pound of body weight depending upon the severity of infection.

Uses of Pediazole

  • Erythromycin and sulfisoxazole is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as ear infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in medication guide.

Side Effects of Pediazole

Before taken Pediazole 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 Pediazole. Side effects may include:

  • Depression
  • Cough
  • Bluish discoloration of skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Blood or stone formation in the urine
  • Chills
  • Blood disorders
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack or loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort

Warnings and precautions before taking Pediazole:

  • If you have any medical conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, severe allergies, asthma, and blood disorders, then you should tell your doctor before using this medication.
  • If you will use Pediazole prolonged or repeated use of Pediazole, then it may cause new infections. If your child develops a new infection known as superinfection, then you should consult with your doctor.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications such as anticoagulants such as warfarin, astemizole, carbamazepine, clozapine, phenytoin, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are having surgery such as dental surgery, then you should tell your doctor that you are taking erythromycin and sulfisoxazole.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Pediazole 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 Pediazole with the following:

  • Astemizole
  • Triazolam
  • Bromocriptine
  • Terfenadine
  • Digoxin
  • Ergotamine
  • Phenytoin
  • Disopyramide
  • Theophylline

After taken Pediazole 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 Pediazole overdose include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowed eyes and skin

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