Erythrocin 100mg Tablet

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Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat bacterial infections of the eye, ear, nose, throat, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract. Also given as an alternative therapy to penicillin allergy, Erythrocin 100mg Tablet may help treat certain specific infections such as pertussis (whooping cough) and diphtheria.

Prefer giving Erythrocin 100mg Tablet on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after food) as that will enhance the medicine’s absorption. However, if stomach upset occurs, give it with a small amount of food. Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is usually given four times a day. Since the dose depends upon the type of infection, its severity, and your child’s age and body weight, make sure to stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor.

The usual duration of the treatment is 5 to 10 days, depending upon infection severity and how well your child responds to the treatment. Ensure that your child completes the full prescribed course of the medicine as stopping it abruptly may worsen your child’s condition or increase the risk of reinfection. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, help your child calm down and then give the same dose again.

This medicine may have some mild side effects. including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. These side effects should recede on their own within a few days. However, in case these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform your child’s doctor if your child has a history of allergies, heart problems, liver impairment, or kidney malfunction. Knowing the child’s medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet in children

Benefits of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. It interferes with the protein synthesis of the bacteria, thus inhibiting their multiplication and eventually clearing off the infection. Give it to your child for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will ensure that all bacteria are killed without causing resistance.

In Treatment of Pertussis

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that can be life-threatening for infants. It is marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like "whoop". It is easily preventable by vaccine, but Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is given if a child develops the infection.

In Treatment of Diphtheria

It is a serious infection of the nose and throat in which a layer of thick, grey matter covers the back of the throat, making breathing hard. It is easily preventable by vaccine, but Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is given if a child develops the infection.

Side effects of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet in children

Erythrocin 100mg Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Erythrocin

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergy

How can I give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Erythrocin Tablet works

Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by interfering with the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to perform important functions. By doing so, it stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of this medicine may affect hearing in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Erythrocin 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. But, if it is nearly time for the next dose, just give the upcoming dose at the right time. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Do not give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet to treat viral infections as it will be ineffective.
  • Give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet only for the current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop Erythrocin 100mg Tablet and call the doctor right away if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty soon after the intake. 
  • Give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet only when prescribed by the doctor. Never share your child's medicine with anyone else as it can harm.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Erythrocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Norpace, Regubeat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Qubast
LIFE-THREATENING

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FAQs

Q. What if I give an overdose of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet does not usually cause any harm, you must consult a doctor immediately if you feel you have given too much of it to your child. Never forget that overdose can increase the risk of unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition. So, stay vigilant and adhere to the prescribed dose.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Erythrocin 100mg Tablet?

Erythrocin 100mg Tablet may rarely cause some serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal infections (superinfection), severe allergic reactions, liver dysfunction, blood infections, and heart conduction abnormalities like QT prolongation due to arrhythmia. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Erythrocin 100mg Tablet?

Erythrocin 100mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Erythrocin 100mg Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Is it safe to give Erythrocin 100mg Tablet if my child has low potassium levels in blood?

Avoid giving Erythrocin 100mg Tablet if your child has low potassium levels as it can lead to conduction abnormalities of the heart such as arrhythmias (QT prolongation).

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Erythrocin 100mg Tablet ?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests should my child undergo while taking Erythrocin 100mg Tablet for the long term?

Your child’s doctor may advise you to track your child’s ECG and liver functioning periodically as that will help to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. My child is having a sore throat and ear infection. Can I give antibiotics?

No. Sore throats, runny nose, cough, pain, or discharge from the ear are almost always caused by viruses. As per statistics, more than 80% of sore throats and ear infections are caused by a virus. Since antibiotics should not be given for viral infections, it will be best if you consult your child’s doctor to seek guidance.

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Country of origin: India

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