Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate)
What is Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate) used for?
Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate) is a macrolide antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection. This makes it useful for treating acne, prostatitis, gonorrhea, or infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, bones, soft tissues, or middle ear. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate)?
Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate) is normally administered two to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water on an empty stomach to aid absorption. Do not stop taking the medicine before being told to do so as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate)?
Some patients using Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, hearing problems, intense dizziness, faintness, severe skin reactions, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate) if you are breastfeeding or allergic to macrolide antibiotics. Also disclose if you have an abnormal heartbeat, porphyrias, myasthenia gravis, severely decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Erytheocin (Erythromycin Estolate). 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.