In controlled clinical trials, the incidence of burning associated with ERYGEL® (erythromycin topical gel) Topical Gel was approximately 25%. The following additional local adverse reactions 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. Ageneralized urticarial reaction, possibly related to the use of erythromycin, which required systemic steroid therapy has been reported.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/10/2008
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