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Side Effects


The most common adverse reaction reported with EMGEL (erythromycin) Topical Gel was burning. The following have been reported occasionally: peeling, dryness, itching, erythema, and oiliness. Irritation of the eyes and tenderness of the skin have also been reported with the topical use of erythromycin. A generalized urticarial reaction, which was possibly related to the use of erythromycin and required systemic steroid therapy, has been reported.

Read the Emgel (erythromycin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/29/2005

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