E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
What is E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) used for?
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) is an oral macrolide antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication destroys or slows the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as acne, syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, rosacea, or infections affecting the skin, sinuses, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or soft tissues. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)?
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) is typically taken once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and should be taken on an empty stomach. Do not stop taking the medicine before the end of the medication cycle, even if your symptoms seem to be gone, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)?
Some patients using E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include dizziness, faintness, irregular heartbeats, severe diarrhea, intense nausea, tinnitus, discolored stools, darkened urine, jaundice, or severe skin reactions. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) should not be used by patients who are taking other similar medications or medications that may cause liver damage. Also inform your physician if you have an abnormal heart rhythm, porphyrias, myasthenia gravis, decreased liver function, or severely decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.