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Dr. Austina Cho
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Ak Mycin (Overview)

AK-Mycin is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What are the side affects of taking erythromycin tablets?

What are the side affects of taking erythromycin tablets?

Nausea & vomiting: The common side-effects of Erythromycin are nausea, vomiting, sharp abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhea. This also occurs commonly with the related Clarithromycin (biaxin). Azithromycin (zithromax) may trigger these same symptoms but its does so much less frequently. Many people who have GI problems with Erythromycin tolerate zithromax just fine. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
141 Doctors shared insights

Ak Mycin (Overview)

AK-Mycin is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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I stopped taking my prescribed erythromycin, is this okay?

I stopped taking my prescribed erythromycin, is this okay?

Check with your Dr: You don't tell us why UR taking Erythromycin in the first place, how long youhave been taking it or duration of the prescription. U obviously saw a health care provider who gave U prescription in first place. It would be logical to cosult that person. Send us details if you can't afford a return visit to Ur Dr. ...Read more

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I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?

I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?

For acne-yes: Sounds like a typical regimen to improve your complexion from acne. These products are indeed very effective in healing and preventing acne lesions. Be careful of overdrying of the skin and sun sensitivity. ...Read more

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How long does erythromycin take to work on for an infected tooth/gum?

How long does erythromycin take to work on for an infected tooth/gum?

Treat the cause: Antibiotics are only good for treating some of the bacteria, but are not able to remove all of the bugs, so they regrow. You will need to find out why you have a tooth or gum infection and then treat the cause. If the problem is inside the tooth a root canal may be needed. If it is a gum problem you might try something like the perio protect method. ...Read more

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Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

Either should help: My usual sequence is to try benzoyl peroxide, then topical antibiotics (erythromycin is a good one), then topical tretinoin (they can be used in combination or separately). The tretinoin and benzoyl willl both dry your skin out. It depends on how severe your acne is and how sensitive your skin is. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin and erythromycin at the same time?

Is it safe to take vicodin and erythromycin at the same time?

Yes: Be mindful of any side effects from either medication that can become additive and problematic. As long as you can tolerate each med then there shouldn't be any issues. ...Read more

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Can you take atorvastatin (lipitor) and erythromycin together safely?

Can you take atorvastatin (lipitor) and erythromycin together safely?

No: You should stop the Lipitor (atorvastatin) during the time you're on Erythromycin because the interaction greatlly raises Lipitor (atorvastatin) levels and can cause myopthy or rhabdomyolysis. ...Read more

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Why can't a person take allegra (fexofenadine) and erythromycin at the same time? I've read there can be interactions. Dangerous?

Why can't a person take allegra (fexofenadine) and erythromycin at the same time? I've read there can be interactions. Dangerous?

Caution with multipl: Caution advised with multiple meds, combination can be altered accordingly, yes Erythromycin and Allegra (fexofenadine) interact, there are other safer combos, only ur doctor can givethe most safe combination if medications u need. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) instead of erythromycin for lung bacteria?

Is it safe to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) instead of erythromycin for lung bacteria?

Complicated: Yes, Clindamycin can be taken if there is a bacterial infection of the lung with organisms which are sensitive to it. Each and every antibiotic has its potential complications and toxicities and there may be a higher frequency of clostridium difficile colitis associated with Clindamycin than with erythomycin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ery-tab (erythromycin) to cause acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Is it possible for ery-tab (erythromycin) to cause acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Yes: Eimycin is notorious for causing stomach upset and can cause transient reflux it should go away after you finish the medicine and always take all your antibiotics! ...Read more

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I have had legionnaire's disease and been treated with large doses of erythromycin. Is there any chance that the bacteria are still in my system, remaining a threat?

I have had legionnaire's disease and been treated with large doses of erythromycin. Is there any chance that the bacteria are still in my system, remaining a threat?

Illness: There is always a chance, but most likely not. Legionnaires is a disease that is treated with antibiotics, but if you have a strong immune system, you should develop antibodies to help protect if you were infected again. You could still get sick, but it would be much less serious. ...Read more

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What is the chemical composition of erythromycin and which person can have this medication and for how long please answer?

What is the chemical composition of erythromycin and which person can have this medication and for how long please answer?

It is a antibiotic: That bind to the p site of 50s ribosomal subunit, interfering with protein synthesis. The subclass is a macrolides and prokinetic. Any person can be started if no contraindications. The length of therapy depend on the type of macrolide and can be from 5 days to two weeks. Contraindications are some heart problems, care with elderly, liver problems, myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Should I mix erythromycin topical gel USP 2 % and benzoyl peroxide 10 %?

Acne: Erythromycin gel can be drying and so can benzoyl peroxide. So I would be careful mixing them unless your skin can take it. Try it in asmall area first. U should talk to a dermatologist though. Acne can play havoc in a young person's social life! The acne itself can be bad but the scars it leaves behind can be harder! ...Read more

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What are the consequences of overdosing on erythromycin?

What are the consequences of overdosing on erythromycin?

Probably nothing: What do you mean by overdosing. Did you take an extra pill or swallow the bottle? Generally if you stop taking it your body will clear it and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I have pink eye is ok for me to use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment and how much?

I have pink eye is ok for me to use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment and how much?

Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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After a gap of how many days can I take erythromycin for balinitis, earlier I took flucanazole 150 mg but I didn't clear infection.

Lag isn't problem: While fungal infections are the most common cause of balanitis, bacterial infections can occur. Cultures should be done to be sure that the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic. the lag period isn't important. If erythromycin is used, a full course is generally 5 days. Careful hygiene is important. It the problem persists, you MD should check for diabetes, other underlying medical issues ...Read more