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Composition for ERYLENT

Erythromycin Topical(NA)

food interaction for ERYLENT

alcohol interaction for ERYLENT

pregnancy interaction for ERYLENT

lactation interaction for ERYLENT

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Erythromycin Topical(NA)


Erylent gel is used to treat severe acne (pimples).

How it works

Erythromycin belongs to class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. It works by reducing the oiliness of skin and inhibiting the growth of bacteria causing acne thereby curing the acne.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin burn, Tingling sensation


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Expert advice for ERYLENT

  • Clean the affected area before applying the medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any other skin products. 
  • Avoid direct contact of erythromycin topical with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 6-8 weeks of continuous use.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to erythromycin or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for ERYLENT

Erythromycin Topical

 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 and azithromycin the same?
Erythromycin and azithromycin belongs to same class of drugs, however they are used to treat different types of infections, and also have a different side-effect profile.
Q. Is erythromycin topical safe?
Erythromycin topical is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)