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Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

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EMGEL (erythromycin) Topical Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.


Apply sparingly as a thin layer to affected area(s) twice a day, in the morning and the evening, after the skin has been thoroughly washed with soap and water and patted dry. The hands should be washed after application. If there has been no improvement after 6 to 8 weeks, or if the condition becomes worse, treatment should be discontinued, and the physician should be reconsulted. Spread the medication lightly rather than rubbing it in.


ERYGEL® (Erythromycin Topical Gel USP) 2% is supplied in plastic tubes in the following sizes:

30g - NDC 0259-4312-30 and 60 g - NDC 0259-4312-60.

Note: FLAMMABLE. Keep away from heat and flame. Store and dispense in original container. Keep tube tightly closed. Store between 15° and 25°C (59° and 77°F).

Manufactured for: Merz Pharmaceuticals, Greensboro, NC 27410
Rev 10/01

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/29/2005

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