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BESTOCIN 250 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 7.08 for 1 vial(s) (2 ML injection each)
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Composition for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

Erythromycin(250 mg)

food interaction for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

alcohol interaction for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

pregnancy interaction for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

lactation interaction for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Bestocin 250 mg injection empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
UNSAFE
Bestocin 250 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Bestocin 250 mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

Erythromycin(250 mg)

Uses

Bestocin 250 mg injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Bestocin 250 mg injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Pancreatic inflammation, Liver disorder, Abdominal cramp, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Anaphylactic reaction, Diarrhoea, Fainting, Fatigue, Weakness, Fever, Hearing loss, Altered heart rate, Bradycardia, Itching, Rash, Skin reaction, Skin redness, Sore tongue, Sore mouth, Steven-johnsons syndrome, Stomach pain, Tachycardia, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

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Expert advice for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

Do not start or continue the erythromycin tablet/capsule/suspension and consult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to erythromycin or any other ingredient of the tablet/capsule/suspension.
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or heart problem or suffer from myasthenia gravis.
  • If you are taking medicines for any allergic condition, migraine, raised bad lipids in your blood, drugs for mental illness, epilepsy or heart failure.

Frequently asked questions for BESTOCIN (BESTOCHEM)

Erythromycin

Q.Is erythromycin/althrocin/erythrocin/erycin an antibiotic?
Erythromycin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics

Q.Is it penicillin?
Erythromycin is not penicillin

Q.Does erythromycin have sulfa in it?
Erythromycin does not contain sulfa

Q.Is erythromycin used for sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis?
Erythromycin can be used to treat sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Is erythromycin and azithromycin the same?
Erythromycin and azithromycin belongs to same class of drugs, however they differ in their some of the indications

Q.Is erythromycin safe?
Erythromycin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is erythromycin over the counter drug?
Erythromycin is not an over the counter drug. It is a prescription drug

Q.Can I take erythromycin with paracetamol, ibuprofen, methotrexate or vitamins?
Interaction is not observed, when erythromycin is taken with paracetamol, ibuprofen and vitamins however do consult your doctor before use. Drug interaction may occur when methotrexate is taken with erythromycin

Q.Does erythromycin cause gas, weight gain, and drowsiness?
Erythromycin may cause gas, weight gain and drowsiness.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)