erythromycin/sulfisoxazole suspension - oral, Eryzole, Pediazole (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. The dose should be measured out carefully with a medication spoon/cup. This medication is taken by mouth usually 3 or 4 times a day or as directed by the doctor. It may be taken with or without food. However, nausea commonly occurs with the use of erythromycin, especially when it is taken on an empty stomach. To reduce this side effect, this medication should be taken with food or milk.Though this is unlikely, kidney stones may form during treatment with this medication. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent this effect unless the doctor advises you otherwise.The dosage is based on your child's medical condition, weight, and response to therapy.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, this drug should be taken at evenly spaced intervals.This medication should be taken 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, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform the doctor if your child's condition persists or worsens.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain/cramping, and loss of appetite may occur. Taking this medication with food may lessen these symptoms. Headache and dizziness may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mouth sores, sun sensitivity (sunburn), hearing problems (e.g., hearing loss), joint pain/aches, new lump/growth in the neck (goiter), change in the amount of urine, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion), numbness or tingling of the hands/feet, muscle weakness.This medication may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) allergic reactions and other side effects such as a severe peeling skin rash (e.g., Stevens-Johnson syndrome), blood disorders (e.g., agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), liver damage, lung injury, or heart problems. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms: severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, skin rash/blisters, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), persistent sore throat/fever, paleness, persistent cough, trouble breathing, easy bleeding/bruising, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting, seizures, stomach/abdominal pain, unusual tiredness, dark urine.This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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