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Erythromycin With Ethanol Medication
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
After one month of taking erythromycin for acne my face is getting worse. What should I do? Is this normal for this drug to act I have struggled with acne forever. I've tried other medication. Minocycline worked for two years then caused my optic nerves to
I: I would follow up with your dermatologist to discuss other options if you don't see improvement (it can take 4 to 8 weeks for improvement). There are other antibiotics and oral and topical medications that can help (depends on the type, location, severity of acne which might be most appropriate for you). Read about acne treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
I've had cough for 6weeks now. I've taken erythromycin & som other drugs. But it still persists. What should I do or take?
See a doctor: Do you have fever, chest pain, is the cough productive of sputum, are you short of breath? Sometimes following an upper respiratory tract infection the tissues while slowly healing continue to produce inflammatory material that stimulates the cough reflex so as to clear these. What does your doctor say? Go back and ask. ...Read more
Yes, but don't: There is no absolute contraindication to drinking alcohol when on Erythromycin but there are 2 good reasons for not doing so (1) both Erythromycin & alcohol may cause gastrointestinal upset; the combination is very likely to do so (2) when you are the sick, the reason for taking Erythromycin after all, your body fights illness better without alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs in your system. ...Read more
What happen if I lost a little bit erythromycin while mixing it to ethyl alcohol while making benzamycin?
Benzamycin: Benzamycin is 5% benzoyl peroxide and 3% erythromycin. Clinical studies with acne now show that topical Erythromycin and topical Clindamycin are not effective for acne. The effect on acne you see with Benzamycin is with the benzoyl peroxide and not the erythromycin. Thus, it does not make a difference on how much Erythromycin you use. ...Read more
Hi. I am using erythomycin and clindamycin for acne treatment. I feel erythromycin is great. Any other recommended drugs?
There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac
inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
Why does erythromycin cause severe stomach pain in some people? What did the drug do in these cases?
Erythromycin: ... Can cause severe stomach cramping at times, since it increases the motility of the digestive tract. Although painful, the resulting spasms will not cause any long-term damage to your digestive tract. Take it as prescribed, for the full course, but if it continues to give you too much problem, they contact the doctor who prescribed it to see if there is an alternative. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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