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ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE SUSPENSION-ORAL

GENERIC NAME: ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE SUSPENSION - ORAL (eh-rith-row-MY-sin STEER-ate)

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USES: Erythromycin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This antibiotic only treats 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.

HOW TO USE: Shake well before each dose. This medication is best taken on an empty stomach. It may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs, however, this will reduce blood drug levels. Take each dose with a full glass of water or fluid. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.




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