Erythrocin Granules

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Erythrocin NA Granules

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Primarily used for

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17.48
30 ml in 1 sachet
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Medicine Overview of Erythrocin Granules

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Uses of Erythrocin Granules

Erythrocin Granules is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Erythrocin Granules

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Erythrocin Granules

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. It is better to take Erythrocin Granules empty stomach.

How Erythrocin Granules works

Erythrocin granules is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Erythrocin Granules

Expert advice for Erythrocin Granules

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Will not work for viral infections like cold and flu.
  • Nausea and diarrhoea are common side effects. Inform your doctor if they do not go away or if you see blood or mucus in stools.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Erythrocin Granules
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interac
tions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Erythrocin Granules 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Erythrocin Granules is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Erythrocin Granules does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Erythrocin Granules is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Erythrocin Granules 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Erythrocin Granules should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Erythrocin Granules may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Erythromycin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Erythrocin NA Granules

Frequently asked questions for Erythromycin

Erythrocin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics
Q. Is it penicillin?
Erythromycin is not penicillin
Erythrocin does not contain sulfa
Erythrocin 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
Erythrocin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Erythrocin 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
Erythrocin may cause gas, weight gain and drowsiness.
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Substitutes for Erythrocin

No substitutes found for this medicine
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