Slideshows Images Quizzes

Ery-Tab

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2017
Ery-Tab Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/16/2017

Ery-Tab (erythromycin) Delayed-Release is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. Common side effects of Ery-Tab include:

The usual adult dose of Ery-Tab is 250 mg four times daily in equally spaced doses. The 333 mg tablet is recommended if dosage is desired every 8 hours. If twice-a-day dosage is desired, the recommended dose is 500 mg every 12 hours. Pediatric dosing is based on age, weight, and severity of infection. Ery-Tab may interact with alfentanil, bromocriptine, cilostazol, colchicine, cyclosporine, digoxin, disopyramide, methylprednisolone, quinidine, sildenafil, tacrolimus, theophylline, vinblastine, alprazolam, triazolam, blood thinners, carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproic acid, atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, heart or blood pressure medicines, or other antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Ery-Tab should be used only if prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ery-Tab (erythromycin) Delayed-Release Tablets Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ery-Tab Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • hearing problems;
  • vomiting or fussiness after eating (in a child taking erythromycin);
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain;
  • dizziness, headache, feeling tired;
  • vaginal itching or discharge; or
  • mild itching or skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ery-Tab (Erythromycin Delayed Release Tablets)

Ery-Tab Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequent side effects of oral erythromycin preparations are gastrointestinal and are dose-related. They include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and anorexia. Symptoms of hepatitis, hepatic dysfunction and/or abnormal liver function test results may occur. (See WARNINGS.)

Onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after antibacterial treatment. (See WARNINGS.)

Erythromycin has been associated with QT prolongation and ventricular arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia and torsades de pointes.

Allergic reactions ranging from urticaria to anaphylaxis have occurred. Skin reactions ranging from mild eruptions to erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported rarely.

There have been rare reports of pancreatitis and convulsions.

There have been isolated reports of reversible hearing loss occurring chiefly in patients with renal insufficiency and in patients receiving high doses of erythromycin.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ery-Tab (Erythromycin Delayed Release Tablets)

Related Resources for Ery-Tab

Read the Ery-Tab User Reviews »

© Ery-Tab Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ery-Tab Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors