erythromycin/sulfisoxazole suspension - oral, Pediazole

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GENERIC NAME: ERYTHROMYCIN/SULFISOXAZOLE SUSPENSION - ORAL (e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin /SUL-fi-SOX-a-zole)

BRAND NAME(S): Pediazole

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Erythromycin/sulfisoxazole is a combination antibiotic used to treat middle ear infections in children. This product contains a macrolide (erythromycin) and a sulfa-type (sulfisoxazole) antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic combination treats 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.This medication should not be used by children younger than 2 months of age due to the risk of serious side effects.

HOW TO USE: Give this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 3 or 4 times a day. If nausea occurs, giving this medication with food or milk may reduce this side effect.Shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.To prevent kidney stones from forming, your child should drink plenty of liquids while taking this medication unless the doctor instructs you otherwise.The dosage is based on your child's medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in the body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, give this medication at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, give the medication at the same times each day.Continue to give this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell the doctor if your child's condition persists or worsens.

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