"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that injectable drugs used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in critical shortage will be imported into the United States and available to patients this week.
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Some products that may interact with this drug include: clindamycin, digoxin, methenamine, methotrexate, tretinoin.
Many drugs besides erythromycin may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, cisapride, pimozide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine, sotalol, among others.
Other medications can affect the removal of erythromycin from your child's body, which may affect how erythromycin works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), certain calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, verapamil), certain anti-seizure medications (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), quinupristin-dalfopristin, among others.
Erythromycin can slow down the removal of other drugs from your child's body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include bromocriptine, colchicine, certain benzodiazepines (such as midazolam, triazolam), eletriptan, ergot alkaloids (such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), certain drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), certain "statin" drugs (such as lovastatin, simvastatin), vinblastine, among others.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if your child should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (urine tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all doctors know your child is using this drug.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
This medication has been prescribed for your child's current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless your child's doctor directs you to do so. A different medication may be necessary in that case.
If this medication is used for an extended period, laboratory tests (such as blood counts) may be performed periodically to monitor your child's progress or check for side effects. Consult your child's doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If your child misses a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your child's usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medication after 14 days. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult the pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised April 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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