Erythromycin 500 mg
Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet, a macrolide antibiotic is useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes skin infections, respiratory tract infections, chlamydia infections, syphilis and pelvic inflammatory disease. It is also used in conjunction with neomycin for decontaminating the bowel.
Streptococcal infection in newborns can be prevented by taking this medicine during pregnancy. Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet may also be used to improve delayed stomach emptying. It can be given intravenously and orally. This medicine is not supposed to be given to a child without a doctor’s advice. It is also used in the treatment of gastroparesis.
Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet also has a few side effects. Common side effects include diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. More serious side effects may include liver problems, allergic reactions and prolonged QT. To make sure Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet is safe for you, tell your physician if you have the following:
Kidney or liver disease;
Electrolytic imbalance (such as low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood);
A history of Long QT syndrome;
Breastfeeding a baby or;
Taking medicines for heart rhythm disorder.
Your doctor may have to change your treatment plan if you use drugs such as cisapride, pimozide, ergotamine or dihyfroergotamine as these drugs interfere with the proper functioning of Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet.
Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet usually is taken every 6 hours (four times a day), every 8 hours (three times a day), or every 12 hours (twice a day). Skipping doses should be avoided as it may increase your risk of further infection which is resistant to antibiotics.
Symptoms of Erythromycin 500 MG Tablet overdose include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Patients are provided with general and supportive care only.
Take as directed, around-the-clock, with a full glass of water (not juice or milk), preferably on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals). Take complete prescription even if you are feeling better.
The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Gonorrhea And Associated Infections
Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:
Pelvic Pain And Cramping
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
It works by passively diffusing through cell membranes and reversibly binding to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome. This prevents protein synthesis in the bacterial cells which can either stop their growth or cause death.