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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking this medication, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Erythromycin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose of Erythromycin?

An overdose with this medication can cause serious problems, such as an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or hearing loss. If you happen to take too much erythromycin, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Erythromycin Overdose for more information.)

How Should Erythromycin Be Stored?

Most erythromycin products should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Refer to the storage directions for your particular product. Some products (especially those for the skin) should be kept under refrigeration.
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