Basic Information on Erythromycin

Dosing Information

The dose of erythromycin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular product
  • The type and severity of your infection
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Your weight
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Erythromycin Dosage to learn more.)
 

Side Effects of Erythromycin

Just like any medicine, erythromycin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common. The specific side effects depend on the particular form of erythromycin.
 
Commonly reported reactions include but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Diarrhea.
     
(Click Erythromycin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Erythromycin can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Erythromycin Drug Interactions).
 
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