Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Erythromycin Estol Tablet


Uses of Erythromycin Estol Tablet

Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet 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).

Side effects of Erythromycin Estol Tablet


Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.


How to use Erythromycin Estol Tablet

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. Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Erythromycin Estol Tablet works

Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet 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 Erythromycin Estol Tablet

Expert advice for Erythromycin Estol Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Erythromycin estol to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete.
  • Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Erythromycin estol.
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Special precautions for Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interac
tions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet 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.
Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet 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.
Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Erythromycin Estol 500mg 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.
Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.
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 Erythromycin Estol 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Erythromycin

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

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