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Dr. Ira Katz
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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.

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My 7 month baby have a stye in his right eye lid so his doctor gave him a 3.5 gm erythromycin 5mg/g so does it works?

My 7 month baby have a stye in his right eye lid so his doctor gave him a 3.5 gm erythromycin 5mg/g so does it works?

It can help...: The standard of care is to apply warm compresses (moist washcloth on the affected eye for five to 10 minutes about four times a day). Usually, the sty will go away on its own. The sty will usually drain and heal after a few days of treatment. Sometimes a physician may order antibiotic ointment to be applied to the sty.

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What does erythromycin do?

What does erythromycin do?

Erythromycin: It kills bacteria. It could be used to treat conditions like Acne, Gonorrhea or Chlamydia.

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How long could erythromycin take to work?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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