Erythromycin

What is Erythromycin?

Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that has an antimicrobial spectrum similar to or slightly wider than that of penicillin, and is often prescribed for people who have an allergy to penicillins. For respiratory tract infections, it has better coverage of atypical organisms, including Mycoplasma and legionellosis.

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Hi, I am 55 yo female and after surgery 8 weeks ago on my nose, i got yet another infection. My doctor has prescribed Erythromycin 400mg.(due to allergy of penicillan) Since starting this prescription I have been having severe stomach/chest pains, more palpitations than normal. are these side effects of this medication and should i discontinue this medication???

doctor1 MD

Hello,
You have been operated in your nose 8 weeks ago. You got another infection probably in the nose. You are allergic to penicillin, So Tab erythromycin 400 mg was given. After consuming the tab erythromycin you have developed stomach/chest pain along with palpitation.
Have you ever taken...

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Hi, Our doctor has suggested althrocin drops for my 3 month old baby who has fever and vomitting (no loose motions but smelly farts). My 27 month old daugther had the same problem a week before and was prescribed a similar erythromycin antibiotic. On use of this she started having loose motions and was later diagonised with bacterial infection in the stomach. After giving bacigyl-N she is fine now. 1. Im now worried about the use of erythromycin for my 3 month old baby 2. Is it possible that he too has some stomach infection (Note: mother feed only). If yes how would erythromycin help in this? 3. What is the need to complete the 5 day course of an antibiotic Regards, XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
I went through your history and concerns regarding the use of althrocin drops in your 3 months old baby.
My suggestions to your concerns are:
1. Nothing to worry and you can use erythromycin for your 3 months old baby as
prescribed by your doctor,...

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I was just prescribed Sulfameth/Trimeth DS. I am allergic to Amoxicillan, Metronidozle, Clyndamycin, and erythromycin. I am "scared" to take this medication as I have read that it is a sulfonamide and so is erythromycin. What antibiotic can I take that won't kill me?? I was taking erythromycin for 3 days and I stopped yesterday when I took my dose and became dizzy and lightheaded and felt like my blood pressure dropped. I have not taken another dose since. Should I continue with the erythormycin?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXX.
Hi thanks for writing to us.
At the outset I would say you have not mentioned for what infection you are taking antibiotics. Yes sulfameth/trimeth DS is basically sulfonamide.But sulfonamides and erythromycin are not same drug and even XXXXXXX not belong to same group of drugs...

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hi i ve been taking erythromycin for tonsillitis and have had the minor side affects including dioreha and stomach gurggling but have also since this morning had light headedness and great chest discomfort like it is under a heavy weight which online research just to told me to consult a physician about, if i just discontinue my course of taking them till monday when i can see my gp, will i be ok or do i need to go to the hospital?

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome in H.C.M.
I have gone through your query regarding tonsillitis and treatment you have taken, and later you develop gurgling in stomach, and loose motion.
Here I would like to tell you that your diarrhea may be due to antibiotic induce , So you should change the antibiotics and that...

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yes is it safe to take Sudafed mucus relief wi th erythromycin please

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Erythromycin

Detailed Answer:
Hello.Delighted to be able to help.
It is safe to take the drug that you refer (acetaminophen +guaifenesin+ phenylephrine) combined with erythromycin.
Both drugs are used to treat respiratory tract infections and are combined often.
I Hope I have...

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Can the drug erythromycin have any adverse effect on the brain and nervous system?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
not reported

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
There are no reported side effects of erythromycin that have an adverse effect on the brain.
Some of the reported side effects such as nausea and pain may be a result of some response of the nervous system but...

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I regularly take Amlodipine and have just been put on a course of Erythromycin. Are the two compatible and if I have to stop taking Amlodipine how soon after my last dose can I begin to take the antibiotics?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
there are interactions

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Erythromycin may increase the levels of amlodipine and cause side effects like if you've taken a higher dose by accident. So you'd better consult your doctor for an alternative that fits your medical history while you're on erythromycin...

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Hi Doc,

My baby will be 3 months old on 25th Jan'17.My wife is unwell with a throat infection..She has taken a erythromycin 250mg tablet.Is it safe to breast feed the baby?

Regards,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be given.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Because of the low levels of erythromycin in breastmilk and since it is safe to administer it directly to infants, it is acceptable for your wife to take erythromycin and breast feed the baby. The small amounts in...

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Thanks ,, My wife is having hernial surgery and the Dr. has prescribed Erythromycin . None seems available in my area and is very expensive , are there any equivalents or ant bacterials for this type of surgery . Please and thanks .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
clarithromycin or azithromycin

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

erythromycin is a macrolide. Other macrolides include clarithromycin, azithromycin, roxithromycin.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

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I am allergic to penicillin and erythromycin . I have an infected toe nail. right now I also have afib . The doctor gave me clindamyacin but after one pill I had a very upset stomach. what else could I take

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for asking.

Penicillin allergy is a common condition, but having allergy to both penicillin and erythromycin can cause a problem.

you are prescribed clindamycin which belongs to the same group of erythromycin ( Macrolides).Although cross re activity can happen it is rare.

you are...

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Recent questions on  Erythromycin

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I have an allergic reaction to something and my bottom lip is swollen and the Benadryl doe not seem to be working. The medication I take is Lisinpril with a baby aspirin everyday, I use a topical medication on my face called Erythromycin Topical Solutoion 2% , I think I got some on my lip and that may be resting with my medicine do I need to take an antibiotic ?

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My father, age 78, is in excellent health and only takes medication for hypercholesterolemia (low 200 s). He recently started Erythromycin for head and chest congestion and sore throat. After taking this for a few days he had blood blisters erupt in his scalp and ears. His head felt a lot of pressure and he was worried he might be having a stroke. His neck and head were stiff with some numbness in his right arm. He DC d the antibiotic and went to his doctor, who placed him on Prednisone. Now he is a little groggy and isn t feeling well so he stopped the Prednisone. He sounds weak and we aren t sure why he was put on the Prednisone. My question is - why take Prednisone if the blisters are drying up? What is the benefit versus the risks?

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Hi can scoliosis cause chest pains, i m 58 and was born Scoliosis and Spina Bifida had spinal fusion in 2002 from a car accident to fix a Bulging Herniated Defuse disc but my main problem is i always have chest pains all of my life and the Dr s can seem to pinpoint the problem had monitors,halters,echo s nitro,stress test and all other source of testing done also i have along list of drugs that i m allergic to close to 20 something like (Cephalosporins,Erythromycin Derivatives,Nsaids,Penicillins,Phenothiazines,Salicylates and Sulfa Drugs and food and the LIST goes on so they always tell me i m sorry but your allergic to so many drugs we dont know what to give you .... is there any other Dr s OUT HERE that can help me!

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Hi Doctor Good day, My baby age is 4 yrs 9 month, Urine analysis report is color:straw, sediment:nil specific gravity:1025, Ph:5.0, album: (-), sugar:nil, Urobilonogen:normal, bilirubin:nil, nitrite:negative, ketone bodies:negative, bile salts:not done, pus cells 20-25 /hpf, rbc:nil, epithelial cells:3-5/hpf, calcium oxalate: epithelial, amorphous phosphate: hyaline, Uric acid(spermatozoa:nil,bacteria:nil,fungus:nil) c/s report: Ampicillin : Resistant, Nitrofurantoin: sensitive, Meorpenem : sensitive, co-trimoxazole: Resistant doxycycline : Resistant erythromycin: : sensitive, imipenem : : sensitive, cafaclor : : sensitive, gentamycin: Resistant nalidixic acid : Resistant ciprofloxacin: : sensitive, azithromycin: : sensitive, amikacin: : sensitive, ceftriaxone: Resistant Please advice me .

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