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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Eryc Delayed Release (Definition)

Eryc delayed release is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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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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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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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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How do I know if my 16 month old baby is suffering from erythromycin side effects and how can I help her?

How do I know if my 16 month old baby is suffering from erythromycin side effects and how can I help her?

Please Clarify: We can help you if you re-write your question and ask us about the symptoms you are witnessing in your baby. There is nothing in your question as it is on which to base any kind of answer. ...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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Dose vitamin d interact with elavil and erythromycin or omeprazole?

Dose vitamin d interact with elavil and erythromycin or omeprazole?

No: There is no interaction between vitamin d and any of these medications, but the combination of Erythromycin and Elavil could increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Make sure all of your prescribing doctors know all of the medications you are taking. ...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

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How long could erythromycin take to work?

Days: It takes two days for it to reach maximal effect but then it wil take 7 or more days to 'kill everything'
take the full amount prescribed even if you feel better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to apply erythromycin?

What is the best way to apply erythromycin?

By directions: Erythromycin is available is topical ointment, drops and systemic pills and infusions. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate form and you should follow the directions given. If needed for the eye, for instance, apply the drop or ointment to the lower lid pulled down a little and when it snaps back it will spread the medication over the whole eye. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of taking erythromycin?

GI symptoms: Many adults cannot tolerate Erythromycin orally at the usual doses. Causes nausea, abdominal discomfort, some people get a strange taste in their mouths. Then, like any other drug, there are allergic side-effects. ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to eat grapefruit while on topical erythromycin?

Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more

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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

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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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What exactly is exposure to pce (erythromycin) and the consequences?

PerchloroethylenePCE: I assume that you mean perchloroethylene, which is a dry cleaning solvent. It is pretty toxic to all major organ systems and should be handled with extreme care, only under controlled conditions by trained personnel. Here's a link to the material safety data sheet (msds):
http://www. Drycleancoalition. Org/perc. Htm. ...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?

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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I have irbbb. Can I take erythromycin?

Probably: If you mean incomplete right bundle branch block the answer is that erythromycin is unlikely to effect this negatively, but why are you taking it, who prescribed it and why have you not asked the doctor caring for you? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I use erythromycin ointment of toddler?

More info: The answer for this needs the reason why you want to do so. ...Read more

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What side effects can you get from erythromycin?

Erythromycin: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/erythromycin-side-effects. Html

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What are the side effects of pce (erythromycin)?

Stomach-related: Erythromycin most common side effects are diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, and stomach cramps. A few other rare but serious side effects are severe diarrhea (C. diff), hearing loss, irregular heart rhythm, and seizure. These should *not* be expected, but are a few to be aware of in the few instances that they do occur. ...Read more

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Does erythromycin op oin help treating the mgd?

Does erythromycin op oin help treating the mgd?

It can: Depending upon the specifics of your case, topical antibiotics such as op topical Erythromycin can be helpful. Other treatments can include warm compresses, omega-3 supplementation, and sometimes oral antibiotics. I encourage you to talk about these with your primary doctor or ophthalmologist to determine what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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