"A family of bacteria has become increasingly resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, and more hospitalized patients are getting lethal infections that, in some cases, are impossible to cure.Â The findings, published today"...
Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including ERYTHROCIN STEARATE Filmtab tablets should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When ERYTHROCIN STEARATE Filmtab tablets is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by ERYTHROCIN STEARATE (erythromycin stearate tablets) Filmtab tablets or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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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