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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
ERYTHROMYCIN BASE, ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE - ORAL
(e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin base, e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin STEER-ate)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Erythrocin
USES: This medication is used to treat or prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections. Erythromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This medication may also be used to treat a certain type of stomach condition involving slowed digestion (gastroparesis).
HOW TO USE: This medication is best absorbed when taken by mouth on an empty stomach. However, nausea commonly occurs with the use of erythromycin, especially when taken on an empty stomach. To reduce this side effect, you may take it with food or milk. Swallow the medication whole with a full glass of water or other fluid.
The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dosage is also based on age and weight.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
If you are using this medication to treat an infection, continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
If you are taking this medication to prevent certain bacterial infections, take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medication without your doctor's approval.
Additional Erythrocin Stearate Information
- Erythrocin Stearate Drug Interactions Center: erythromycin stearate oral
- Erythrocin Stearate Side Effects Center
- Erythrocin Stearate Overview including Precautions
- Erythrocin Stearate FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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