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: This medication is used to treat or prevent a wide variety of 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 (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse 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).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index