Erythromycin is an antibiotic, which is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is medically classified under macrolide antibiotics, which is responsible for inhibiting the growth of bacteria that causes infections. In most cases, this antibiotic kills the bacteria by blocking the production of the protein required for the survival of the bacteria. As it is an antibiotic, it is highly recommended that you consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Erythromycin only helps treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, whooping cough, pneumonia, ear, lungs, or urinary tract infections, thematic fever, skin infections, etc. It must be understood that this antibiotic is only to be prescribed for bacterial infections and not for viral infections such as the cold or flu. It has no effects on viral infections.
Dosage and administration
This medication is to be taken orally with a glass of water. It is often advised to take the medicine on an empty stomach, early in the morning or at least two hours before a meal. This antibiotic is available in different strengths such as 250 mg and 500 mg. In case of a serious infection, it is recommended to take the 500 mg tablets, 4 times a day at regular intervals of 6 hours for at least 7 to 21 days, or as prescribed by the doctor. This medication must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. In case you miss a dose, do not take 2 doses at one time. Just skip the missed dose, take the next scheduled dose, and resume as usual. Your doctor would advise you on the proper use of this medicine.
This medication is a powerful antibiotic and using it can cause side effects. Some common side effects are,