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ERYTHROCIN® LACTOBIONATE - I.V.
Sterile Erythromycin Lactobionate, USP
For I.V. use only
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of erythromycin and other antibacterial drugs, erythromycin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Erythromycin is produced by a strain of Streptomyces erythraeus and belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics. It is basic and readily forms salts with acids.
Erythrocin Lactobionate (Sterile Erythromycin Lactobionate, USP), is a soluble salt of erythromycin suitable for intravenous administration. It is available as a sterile, lyophilized powder in vials containing the equivalent of 500 mg or 1 g of erythromycin activity. It is prepared as a solution and lyophilized in its final container.
Erythromycin lactobionate is chemically known as erythromycin mono (4-0-β-Dgalactopyranosyl-D-gluconate) (salt). The structural formula is:
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/23/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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