erythromycin base, erythromycin stearate - oral, Erythrocin
GENERIC NAME: ERYTHROMYCIN BASE, ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE - ORAL (e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin base, e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin STEER-ate)
BRAND NAME(S): Erythrocin
USES: Erythromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Erythromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat a certain type of stomach condition involving slowed digestion (gastroparesis).
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