Information about Erythromycin

    Erythromycin uses

    Erythromycin 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).

    How erythromycin works

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

    Common side effects of erythromycin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy

    Available Medicine for Erythromycin

    • ₹17 to ₹71
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹16 to ₹97
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      7 variant(s)
    • ₹27
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹23 to ₹24
      Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹23 to ₹56
      Themis Medicare Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹63
      Acme Pharmaceutical
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹16 to ₹18
      Pfizer Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹42
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹24
      Monokem Labs
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹21
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Erythromycin

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Erythromycin immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for 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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)