Erythromycin Ophthalmic ointment 0.5% Information - Conditions, Pregnancy, ingredients
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Erythromycin: Ophthalmic ointment (0.5%)

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Erythromycin 0.5% Ophth Oint
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Erythromycin 0.5% Ophth Oint

What is this Medicine?

ERYTHROMYCIN (er ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial eye infections. It also prevents a certain type of eye infection that can occur in some babies.

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Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment

NDC: 242080910
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ophthalmia Neonatorum, Ophthalmic Infection, Ophthalmia Neonatorum Prophylaxis, Chlamydia Infection

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Store in original container
Store upright
Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment

Reported Side Effects for Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment

Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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