Erythrocin (Erythromycin Stearate) Medication


Erythrocin (Erythromycin Stearate)

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Drug Description


Erythrocin is a potent antibiotic that is prescribed for the treatment of a wide range of infections.  

This medication is particularly effective in combating bacterial infections affecting the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, and skin.  

By inhibiting bacterial growth, Erythrocin Tablet not only alleviates symptoms but also facilitates complete resolution of the infection. 

Uses and Dosage 

Erythrocin Tablet is an orally administered medication that is ideally ingested either one hour before or two hours after a meal to ensure optimal absorption.  

Recommended to adhere to the prescribed dose and frequency, spacing the doses evenly as directed by your physician.  

Complete the full course of treatment, even if you experience symptom relief, as terminating the medication prematurely may lead to a relapse or deterioration of the underlying infection.  

Swallow Erythrocin Tablet whole without crushing, breaking, or chewing and to consume it on an empty stomach. 

Side Effects 

Serious Side Effects  

While erythromycin (the active ingredient contained in Erythrocin) is intended to treat various infections, it may cause some unwanted effects in addition to its therapeutic effects. 

In the event of any of the following side effects while taking erythromycin, immediately contact a doctor for medical attention: 

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin 
  • Chills 
  • Cough 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Difficulty with swallowing 
  • Dizziness 
  • Fast heartbeat 
  • Hives or welts, skin rash 
  • Joint or muscle pain 
  • Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue 
  • Red, irritated eyes 
  • Red skin lesions, often with a purple center 
  • Redness of the skin 
  • Sore throat 
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips 
  • Tightness in the chest 
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness 


Ensure to inform all your healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists, about your Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) medication. 

If you are taking Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) for an extended period, consult your doctor to monitor your blood work regularly. 

Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) medication may influence certain lab tests. Therefore, ensure that all healthcare providers and lab workers are aware of this medication. 

Do not use Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) longer than the prescribed duration to avoid the possibility of a second infection. 

If you are following a low-sodium or sodium-free diet, consult your doctor before taking this medication as some products may have sodium content. 

If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with your doctor and seek medical attention immediately if your signs worsen or experience new symptoms like muscle weakness, difficulty chewing or swallowing, trouble breathing, droopy eyelids, or changes in vision. 

If you are 65 years or older, use Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) with caution as you could be more susceptible to the side effects. 

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits to you and your baby. 

In newborns, Erythrocin (erythromycin tablets) medication could cause severe stomach problems, and if your child vomits or becomes irritable with feeding, seek medical help immediately. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Erythromycin Stearate


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