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Erythromycin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the antibiotic class of macrolides, which also includes azithromycin, clarithromycin, and fidaxomicin.
The brand names of erythromycin include E.E.S. and EryPed. It is available as oral tablets (regular and delayed release), liquid suspensions, and injections.
Erythromycin is considered a broad-spectrum antibiotic and is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This means that it can treat a wide range of bacterial infections, making it an appealing treatment when multiple types of bacteria may be causing an infection, or if the doctor suspects infection by more than one bacteria type at the same time.
How Does Erythromycin Work?
Erythromycin reduces the production of the proteins needed by bacteria to survive. Doing so slows the growth of bacteria or, in some cases, may even kill the bacteria entirely.
What Is Erythromycin Used For?
Erythromycin is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections, including:
- respiratory infections
- prophylaxis of neonatal conjunctivitis
- skin infections
- rheumatic fever
- intestinal amebiasis
- pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Erythromycin may also be mixed with benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin cream to make a treatment for acne.
How to Take Erythromycin?
Erythromycin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Be sure to follow all instructions, including the dosing amount and schedule. Continue taking erythromycin for the complete prescribed duration. You may begin feeling better before the infection is gone completely, but discontinuing erythromycin as soon as your symptoms dissipate increases the risk of lingering bacteria and a recurrent infection.
Those receiving the erythromycin injection for severe infections will infuse it into a vein. Your healthcare provider will often administer the first dose and may then teach you how to properly administer the medication yourself. You should only prepare the injection when you are ready to administer it––do not prepare it beforehand. In addition, do not use the medicine if it has changed colors, looks cloudy, or contains particles—contact your pharmacist for new medication in this case.
For those taking the liquid, you may need to shake it before measuring out a dose. Use only a medicine dose-measuring device or the dosing syringe to measure the medicine and ensure you take the correct amount.
If you take the delayed-release tablet or capsule, swallow it whole––do not chew, crush, or break it. However, those prescribed the chewable tablet must chew it before swallowing.
If you miss a dose of erythromycin, take it as soon as you realize it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at once to make up for a missed dose.
In the United States, Erythromycin is available under the following brand names:
Common side effects associated with Erythromycin may include:
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:
- Severe stomach pain
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Hearing problems
- Headache accompanied by chest pain and fainting, severe dizziness, or a fast heartbeat
- Liver problems (stomach pain on the upper right side, loss of appetite, easy bruising, tiredness, dark urine, jaundice, clay-colored stool)
- Pancreatitis (nausea, vomiting, severe pain in the upper stomach that spreads to the back)
Some people may be allergic to erythromycin, with symptoms of difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling in the throat or face. Severe skin reactions are also possible, with burning eyes, blistering and peeling of the skin, a red or purple skin rash, and a sore throat possible manifestations. If you experience any symptoms of allergic or severe skin reactions, seek immediate medication attention.
The above lists of possible side effects associated with Erythromycin are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking Erythromycin, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.
For more detailed information about Erythromycin, you can refer to the following sources:
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If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.
Frequently asked questions
Do You Need a Prescription for Erythromycin?
Yes, you do need a prescription for Erythromycin. Like other antibiotics, Erythromycin is a prescription medication in the United States. This means that it is not available over-the-counter and a healthcare professional must prescribe it to you.
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Erythromycin from DrHouse?
Yes, you can get an online prescription for Erythromycin from DrHouse. Our telehealth app provides an on-demand service for seeing a doctor and getting prescriptions, both new and refills, for antibiotics or any other medication.
You can consult with our healthcare professionals from the comfort of your home and receive a prescription that can be sent directly to your local pharmacy. We aim to make healthcare more accessible and convenient for everyone with our digital platform.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Erythromycin from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
- If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for erythromycin or another medication that best addresses your condition.
- The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
What Will My Appointment for a Cefixime Prescription Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for erythromycin is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
Getting a prescription online with DrHouse is a swift and straightforward process. Typically, the wait time to see a doctor is between 10 to 15 minutes, thanks to our on-demand principle. Our healthcare professionals are available 24/7 all year round, ensuring that you can always access medical care when you need it. This means no more waiting days for an appointment or hours in a waiting room. With DrHouse, quality healthcare is always just a few clicks away.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely! At DrHouse, your safety and privacy are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations to protect your health information. Our platform uses robust encryption methods to keep your data secure and private. All of our healthcare providers are licensed to practice in the USA and meet the highest standards of medical care. They come from some of the best medical schools in the country. Furthermore, we have clinicians licensed to practice in every state, ensuring that you receive the most appropriate and legally compliant care no matter where you reside. We are committed to providing safe, effective, and compliant telehealth services to all our patients.
What are some other antibiotic medications?
Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.
Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.