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What are the side affects of taking erythromycin?

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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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Could erythromycin cure phimosis?

No its an antibiotic: Erythromycin is an effective antiobiotic for certain Gram +ve infections eg Staphlococcus or Streptococcus. It will do nothing to correct phimosis other treat an infected foreskin which causes swelling & temporary phimosis. Treatments for phimosis are prescription strength steroid cream applications or surgery. Circumcision or prepucioplasty. Latter is foreskin preserving. ...Read more

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How did I get erythromycin allergy?

How did I get erythromycin allergy?

Sensitivity: We do not know why a specific substance, drug or product will cause an allergic reaction in a given person. It is obviously a sensitivity of their immune system and of course requires exposure to the agent which in your case was erythromycin. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take erythromycin for a uti?

Not a good choice: It's ok, but it won't do much good for most utis. ...Read more

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Erythromycin allergy. What are alternatives?

Erythromycin allergy. What are alternatives?

Excellent choices: But it depends on the bacteria being treated. For streptococcal tonsillitis penicillin & Amoxicillin are excellent choices. Your physician will make the appropriate choice based upon (1) any other antibiotic allergies or intolerances that you have (2) the infection being treated and (3) potential interactions with other drugs that you take for other conditions. ...Read more

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Can prescription long term erythromycin efect your wait in any way?

Can prescription long term erythromycin efect your wait in any way?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of erythromycin, used long term (such as in acne treatment) causing weight gain or weight loss. If such changes in weight are happening, one can be evaluated by her primary care doctor to look for the cause. ...Read more

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Can my 4 months old baby use erythromycin for cough and what dosage?

Can my 4 months old baby use erythromycin for cough and what dosage?

Not a cough med: This antibiotic is occasionally used for bacterial infections but it is not a cough medicine. Use in early infancy has been associated with a number of gastrointestinal side effects. I never use it if other meds are available and only after verifying the need for an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Emycin (erythromycin) allergy?

Emycin allergy: Emycin (erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic that is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Erytab (erythromycin) allergy?

Erytab allergy: Erytab (erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic that is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

Please tell me if there is an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

Many: There are many alternatives for erythromycin. There are medications within the same family of antibiotics, or a doctor could prescribe a totally different class of antibiotics. It all depends on what a patient is being treated for. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

That depends: That depends on condition being treated and possibly due to what cultures show the organism will be susceptible to. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Eryc Delayed Release (Definition)

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