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EryPed

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/27/2012
EryPed Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 2/5/2016

EryPed (erythromycin ethylsuccinate) is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. EryPed is available in generic form. Common side effects of EryPed include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain or cramping, loss of appetite, mild heartburn, dizziness, headache, feeling tired, vaginal itching or discharge, or itching or skin rash.

The usual adult dose of Eryped is 400 mg every 6 hours. In children, age, weight, and severity of the infection are used to determine the proper dosage. In mild to moderate infections in children, the usual dosage is 30 to 50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 6 hours. For more severe infections this dosage may be doubled. Eryped may interact with bromocriptine, cilostazol, cyclosporine, digoxin, disopyramide, quinidine, sildenafil, tacrolimus, theophylline, verapamil, vinblastine, alprazolam, triazolam, blood thinners, carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproic acid, cholesterol-lowering medications, ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, or other antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Eryped should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Eryped (erythromycin ethylsuccinate) 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.

EryPed 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 EryPed (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)

EryPed 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 section.)

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. (See WARNINGS.)

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 reports of interstitial nephritis coincident with erythromycin use.

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 EryPed (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)

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