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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Erythromycin

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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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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. ...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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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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How long does it take erythromycin solution to work and clear up scalp folliculitis?

How long does it take erythromycin solution to work and clear up scalp folliculitis?

It depends: I really use other kind as the bacteria is more sensitive to things like clindamicin or penecillin some times the folliculitis is caused by fungus and need calamin lotion to clear it instead. ...Read more

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Will stievamycin become resistant on the skin after prolonged use ? Will erythromycin stop working say after a year ? Stop fighting acne pimples

Will stievamycin become resistant on the skin after prolonged use ? Will erythromycin stop working say after a year ?  Stop fighting acne pimples

Topical Acne Meds: Stievamycin contains tretinoin and erythromycin. Without benzoyl peroxide the bacteria will become resistant to erythromycin. I prefer epiduo which contains benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. Acanya which has benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin is also very effective. ...Read more

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How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide topical cream be stored at room temp?

How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide topical cream be stored at room temp?

Not after mixing: Prior to mixing the Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide together, it can be stored at room temperature; but after mixing, it should be stored in the refrigerator and discarded after 3 months. ...Read more

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