Erythromycin Granules For Oral Suspension 200Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Erythromycin: Granules for oral suspension (200mg)

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What is this Medicine?

ERYTHROMYCIN (er ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension

NDC: 005550215
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pneumonia, Urethritis, Chlamydial Conjunctivitis, Impetigo, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU), Pharyngitis, Pertussis Prophylaxis, Syphilis, Chlamydia Infection, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Rheumatic Fever Prophylaxis, Bowel Preparation, Tonsillitis, Listeriosis, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Pertussis (whooping Cough), Ophthalmia Neonatorum, Bronchitis, Cervicitis, Proctitis, Legionnaire's Disease, Diphtheria, Bacterial Colonization Eradication, Amebiasis, Erythrasma, Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bartonellosis, Cholera, Pneumococcal Prophylaxis, Sickle Cell Disease, Campylobacteriosis, Diabetic Gastroparesis, Diphtheria Prophylaxis, Gonorrhea, Acne Vulgaris, Lyme Disease, Tetanus, Gastroparesis, Burn Wound Infection, Feeding Intolerance

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension

Deafness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Torsade De Pointes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
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.
Daily Life Interactions for Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
Grapefruit juice and Erythromycin(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
It is best not to change your usual intake of grapefruit juice while taking Erythromycin. Grapefruit juice can increase the amount of erythromycin absorbed by the body, which might increase the incidence of common, but troublesome side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Erythromycin(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Erythromycin. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 200mg/5ml Granules for Suspension(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
Marijuana and Erythromycin(Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
Erythromycin can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Erythromycin. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
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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