erythromycin solution, lotion - topical, A/T/S
GENERIC NAME: ERYTHROMYCIN SOLUTION, LOTION - TOPICAL (e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): A/T/S
USES: This medication is used to treat acne. It helps to reduce the number of pimples. Erythromycin is an antibiotic (macrolide-type). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Some brands of this product contain a large amount of alcohol, which dries extra oils from the skin.
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Then apply a thin layer of the medication on the skin using the applicator or cotton balls/pads, usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after use.Do not use large amounts or apply this more often or for a longer period than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the risk of side effects may be increased.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or inside the nose or mouth. If this occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. It may take up to 3 months of regular use before the full benefits of this medication take effect.
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