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Eryc Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is erythromycin (Eryc)?
- What are the possible side effects of erythromycin?
- What is the most important information I should know about erythromycin?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking erythromycin?
- How should I take erythromycin?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking erythromycin?
- What other drugs will affect erythromycin?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or hearing loss.
What should I avoid while taking erythromycin?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Erythromycin can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking erythromycin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect erythromycin?
Many drugs can interact with erythromycin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- alfentanil (Alfenta);
- bromocriptine (Parlodel);
- cilostazol (Pletal);
- colchicine (Colcrys);
- cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Gengraf, Neoral);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- disopyramide (Norpace);
- methylprednisolone (Medrol);
- quinidine (Quin-G);
- sildenafil (Viagra);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- vinblastine (Velban);
- alprazolam (Xanax) or triazolam (Halcion);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- any other antibiotics.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with erythromycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about erythromycin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Eryc Information
- Eryc Drug Interactions Center: erythromycin oral
- Eryc Side Effects Center
- Eryc Overview including Precautions
- Eryc FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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