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About the drug:
Erythromycin is a macrolid antibiotic drug. it has same level of antibiotic activity as that of penicillin. Patients who are allergic to penicillin are administered erythromycin.
Uses of the drug:
Erythromycin antibiotic is prescribed for the treatment of several types of bacterial infections. It is prescribed for the infections of respiratory tract. It is also used for rheumatic fever and bacterial endocarditis.
Working of the drug:
Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that slows the growth of sensitive bacteria or kills them by reducing the production of important proteins required by the bacteria to thrive.
Althrocin Tablets (250 mg) is manufactured by Alembic, India. You can buy Althrocin 250 mg Tablets online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the Tablets form in the following strengths on our website:
- Althrocin tablets (250 mg)
- Althrocin tablets (500 mg)
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have blood pressure or kidney problems
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Have a heart rhythm disorder
- Have a history of Long QT syndrome, or low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
How much to take the drug?
Antibiotics shouldn't be taken without a doctor's prescription. Remember to follow the dosage set by your doctor. Take Erythromycin strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. Buy Althrocin 250 mg online from alldaychemist.com.
How to take the drug?
Take Erythromycin tablet with a glassful of water with or without meal. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place. Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking Erythromycin.
For how long to take?
You must strictly complete the full course of Erythromycin antibiotic as directed by your doctor. Your symptoms may subside even before your medication gets over. Skipping or discontinuing the medicine halfway will lead to relapse of your infection which can be drug resistant and difficult to treat with common antibiotics.
An overdose may lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In case of overdose or in case if you feel any discomfort, then get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
Don't miss a single dose of Erythromycin. But if you do miss a dose for some reasons, take it as soon as your remember it. However, forget about the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Don't take multiple doses close to each other to compensate for the missed dose as that will lead to extra medicine in your body at one time which can be harmful
Side effects of the drug:
Erythromycin usage may lead to some common side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, appetite loss, or mild heartburn. A serious side effect due to Erythromycin is rare but get medical attention right away if you experience any of these conditions: joint pain or swelling, unusual fatigue, hearing problems, yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine or change in amount of urine.
In rare cases, Erythromycin can cause a severe form of diarrhea (Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea) due to resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during the treatment, or several weeks or months after stopping the treatment. Do not take anti diarrhea medicine without asking your doctor. Let your doctor know immediately if you have persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood or mucus in your stool.
The side effects mentioned above are non exhaustive and there may be other side effects as well. Seek medical help if you witness any other severe side effects
Common drug interactions:
There are a lot of other medications that can interact with Erythromycin. Let your doctor know if you use any of these medications: other antibiotics, Bromocriptine, Alfentanil, Cilostazol, Colchicine, Cyclosporine, Digoxin, Methylprednisolone, Sildenafil, Tacrolimus, Theophylline, Vinblastine, Alprazolam, Triazolam, blood thinners, carbamazepine, heart or blood pressure medicines, or anti arrhythmic medicines.
However, these are not all the medications that can interact with Erythromycin. You must inform your doctor about all other medicines which you may be using.
Things to remember:
- Diarrhea is a common side effect of any antibiotic medicine. Do not use any diarrhea medicine without your doctor's advice
- Avoid sunlight or artificial UV light exposure
- store the tablets away from the reach of small children
- Don’t consume alcohol while taking this drug