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General Information on Taking Erythromycin

Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with erythromycin include the following:
  • This medication comes in many different forms. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so be sure to refer to the information for your specific erythromycin product.
  • When taking a dose of erythromycin by mouth, it generally does not matter if you take it with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, however, try taking it with a little food.
  • For this medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not miss doses or stop taking this antibiotic earlier than your healthcare provider recommends, as bacterial resistance may develop.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or erythromycin dosing in general, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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