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ERYTHROMYCIN/SULFISOXAZOLE SUSPENSION - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Eryzole, Pediazole
USES: This medication is used to treat middle ear infections in children. It is a combination of two antibiotics, erythromycin (a macrolide-type) and sulfisoxazole (a sulfa-type). This product works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic combination treats 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.
This medication should not be used in children younger than 2 months of age due to the risk of serious side effects.
HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. The dose should be measured out carefully with a medication spoon/cup. This medication is taken by mouth usually 3 or 4 times a day or as directed by the doctor. It may be taken with or without food. However, nausea commonly occurs with the use of erythromycin, especially when it is taken on an empty stomach. To reduce this side effect, this medication should be taken with food or milk.
Though this is unlikely, kidney stones may form during treatment with this medication. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent this effect unless the doctor advises you otherwise.
The dosage is based on your child's medical condition, weight, and response to therapy.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, this drug should be taken at evenly spaced intervals.
This medication should be taken 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 the doctor if your child's condition persists or worsens.
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