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Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including ERY-TAB (erythromycin delayed release tablets) should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When ERY-TAB (erythromycin delayed release tablets) is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by ERY-TAB (erythromycin delayed release tablets) or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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