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What are the doses for erythromycin?

What are the doses for erythromycin?

For treatment of bacterial infections: Adults—333 milligrams (mg) every 8 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours. Depending on the severity of your infection, your doctor may increase your dose as needed up to 4000 mg per day. Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.

What is erythromycin 250 mg filmtab used for?

Some of the diseases Erythromycin Base Filmtab treats are mild to moderate upper and lower respiratory tract infections, listeriosis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), skin infections, and many others. Erythromycin Base Filmtab is available in generic form.

How many days should I take erythromycin 500mg?

500 mg of erythromycin by mouth four times a day or two 333 mg tablets orally every 8 hours for at least 7 days.

What strengths does erythromycin come in?

Erythromycin Tablets, USP are available in two strengths containing either 250 mg or 500 mg of erythromycin base. Erythromycin, USP is produced by a strain of Saccharopolyspora erythraea (formerly Streptomyces erythraeus) and belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics.

What are the side effects of Taking erythromycin?

Common erythromycin side effects may include: mild diarrhea; or nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite.

How should I take erythromycin?

You should take erythromycin exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically, for the oral medicine, this will be three or four times a day, for as long as three weeks. Swallow tablets or capsules whole with a glass of water. You may take erythromycin with food if it upsets your stomach.

How effective is erythromycin?

Erythromycin ointment is close to 100% effective in preventing gonorrhea eye infections, but chlamydia infections can still pop up as long as 2 weeks after delivery. When this happens, only oral antibiotics provide effective treatment.

How long is erythromycin good for?

Apply the medication for the prescribed length of time. The duration of erythromycin use can range from a few weeks to six months. Always complete the full course of erythromycin treatment as directed by your doctor. Antibiotics always require their full course of treatment.