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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Erythromycin is used to avoid or deal with infections. Some brand names of erythromycin need to be handled an empty stomach, one hour prior to meals or 2 hrs after a dish. If you can take your medication with food, ask your pharmacist. Most brands of erythromycin liquid medications should be maintained in the fridge. Constantly inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines, or if you begin taking any new medicine while taking erythromycin. Adhere to these guidelines if you are using the eye ointment: Wash your hands prior to and after use. In children, erythromycin is often used to deal with ear infections or upper body infections. It's readily available on prescription as tablets, pills, a liquid you ingest or a skin option to treat skin disease like acne. You'll usually take erythromycin 2 or 4 times a day, or as recommended by your doctor. For most infections, you ought to feel better within a couple of days. For skin problem like acne and rosacea, it may take a couple of months before you see an improvement. One of the most common side effects of erythromycin are feeling or being sick, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you're taking erythromycin. It can increase the amount of erythromycin in your body and increase the chance of side effects. Erythromycin may additionally be used for functions not listed in this medication overview. Before you take erythromycin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, myasthenia gravis, a heart rhythm disorder, a history of Long QT syndrome, or low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood. Avoiding dosages might increase your risk of additional infection that is immune to antibiotics. Antibiotic medications can cause looseness of the bowels, which might be a sign of a new infection. A doctor will provide your first dose and might teach you exactly how to properly use the medicine by yourself.

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