Era (Erythromycin Stearate)
What is Era (Erythromycin Stearate) used for?
Era (Erythromycin Stearate) is an oral macrolide antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial skin infections such as acne. It operates by slowing or halting the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This action may also make it useful for treating other bacterial infections affecting the sinuses, lungs, ear, respiratory tract, or urinary tract. Your physician may also prescribe the medication for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Era (Erythromycin Stearate)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Era (Erythromycin Stearate) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken one to three times daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be completely destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Era (Erythromycin Stearate)?
The use of Era (Erythromycin Stearate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are difficulty hearing, severe nausea, faintness, intense diarrhea that is bloody or watery, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Stop using the medicine and contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Era (Erythromycin Stearate) if you are allergic to macrolide antibiotics or if you are taking any other medications that may cause complications during treatment. Also inform your physician if you have myasthenia gravis, porphyrias, severely decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Era (Erythromycin Stearate). 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.