erythromycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, E.E.S, Eryped, PCE, (E-Mycin, Ilosone, and Pediazole are discontinued) (cont.)

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PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: Tablets: 250, 333, 400 and 500 mg. Suspension: 200 and, 400 mg/teaspoon. Tablet (Chewable): 200 mg. Powder: 100 mg/half-teaspoon and 200 mg/teaspoon. Granules: 200 and 400 mg/teaspoon. Powder for Injection: 500 mg and 1g.

STORAGE: Erythromycin should be stored at temperatures below 86 F (30 C). It is important to protect tablets from moisture and excessive heat.

PRESCRIBED FOR:

Erythromycin is used to treat the following diseases and conditions:

Erythromycin also is used in patients who are allergic to penicillin for the prevention of recurrent rheumatic fever and infections of the hearts' valves (endocarditis)) in patients with valvular abnormalities of the heart before they undergo dental treatments.

The non-FDA approved uses for erythromycin include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/24/2014


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