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Erythromycin: Ophthalmic ointment

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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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Drugs Related by Class to Erythromycin: Ophthalmic ointment
Previous Class name
Class Name : Antiinfectives for Treatment of Acne

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Class Name : Ophthalmological Anti-infectives

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Bacitracin: Ophthalmic ointment  |  Bacitracin: Powder for solution for injection  |  Bacitracin: Topical ointment  |  Ciprofloxacin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Ciprofloxacin: Oral tablet  |  Ciprofloxacin: Oral tablet, extended release  |  Ciprofloxacin: Otic drops, solution  |  Ciprofloxacin: Powder for oral suspension  |  Ciprofloxacin: Solution for injection  |  Double Antibiotic: Ophthalmic ointment  |  Double Antibiotic: Topical ointment  |  Gatifloxacin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Gentamicin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Gentamicin: Ophthalmic ointment  |  Gentamicin: Solution for injection  |  Gentamicin: Topical cream  |  Gentamicin: Topical ointment  |  Levofloxacin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Levofloxacin: Oral solution  |  Levofloxacin: Oral tablet  |  Levofloxacin: Solution for injection  |  Ofloxacin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Ofloxacin: Oral tablet  |  Ofloxacin: Otic drops, solution  |  Polymyxin B, Trimethoprim: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Sulfacetamide: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Sulfacetamide: Ophthalmic ointment  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical cream  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical emulsion  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical gel  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical lotion  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical pad, cleanser  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical suspension  |  Sulfacetamide: Topical suspension, cleanser  |  Tobramycin: Nebulizer solution  |  Tobramycin: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Tobramycin: Powder for solution for injection  |  Tobramycin: Solution for injection  |  Triple Antibiotic: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Triple Antibiotic: Ophthalmic ointment  |  Triple Antibiotic: Topical ointment
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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Erythromycin: Ophthalmic ointment
Usage by Gender
51.39%
48.61%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
25.0%
15.28%
20.83%
38.89%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 2.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 2.0 / 5
Tolerable: 2.0 / 5

Almost works as intended
This ointment almost works as intended. Some days scar tissue on my cornea is still painful in spite of regular HS application. My eye damage may never go away. Ointment is 1,000 times better than any solutions, gels, or other ophthalmic remedies tried over past two years. Does require eye lids, and lashes, be washed daily to clear away the grease left over from this medication.
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Unhelpful: 0
Beulah 9
December 29, 2016
From: Ypsilanti, MI
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Ophthalmic ointment
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Agree