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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Erythromycin before taking it.

What is Erythromycin

Base Filmtab®
(erythromycin tablets, USP)
Erythromycin Base Filmtab (erythromycin tablets, USP) is an antibacterial product containing Erythromycin, USP, in a unique, nonenteric film coating for oral administration.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness ofErythromycin Base Filmtab tablets and other antibacterial drugs, Erythromycin Base Filmtab tablets should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Erythromycin Base Filmtab tablets are indicated in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the diseases listed below:
Upper respiratory tract infections of mild to moderate degree caused by Streptococcus pyogenes; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Haemophilus influenzae (when used concomitantly with adequate doses of sulfonamides, since many strains of H. influenzae are not susceptible to the Erythromycin concentrations ordinarily achieved).
Lower respiratory tract infections of mild to moderate severity caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Listeriosis caused by Listeria monocytogenes.
Respiratory tract infections due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Skin and skin structure infections of mild to moderate severity caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus (resistant staphylococci may emerge during treatment).
Pertussis (whooping cough) caused by Bordetella pertussis. Erythromycin is effective in eliminating the organism from the nasopharynx of infected individuals, rendering them noninfectious. Some clinical studies suggest that Erythromycin may be helpful in the prophylaxis of pertussis in exposed susceptible individuals.
Diphtheria: Infections due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae, as an adjunct to antitoxin, to prevent establishment of carriers and to eradicate the organism in carriers.
Erythrasma--In the treatment of infections due to Corynebacterium minutissimum.
Intestinal amebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica (oral erythromycins only). Extraenteric amebiasis requires treatment with other agents.
Acute pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Erythromycin Lactobionate-I.V. (erythromycin lactobionate for injection, USP) followed by Erythromycin base orally, as an alternative drug in treatment of acute pelvic inflammatory disease caused by N. gonorrhoeae in female patients with a history of sensitivity to penicillin. Patients should have a serologic test for syphilis before receiving Erythromycin as treatment of gonorrhea and a follow-up serologic test for syphilis after 3 months.
Erythromycins are indicated for treatment of the following infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis: conjunctivitis of the newborn, pneumonia of infancy, and urogenital infections during pregnancy. When tetracyclines are contraindicated or not tolerated, Erythromycin is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urethral, endocervical, or rectal infections in adults due to Chlamydia trachomatis.3
When tetracyclines are contraindicated or not tolerated, Erythromycin is indicated for the treatment of nongonococcal urethritis caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum.3
Primary syphilis caused by Treponema pallidum. Erythromycin (oral forms only) is an alternative choice of treatment for primary syphilis in patients allergic to the penicillins. In treatment of primary syphilis, spinal fluid should be examined before treatment and as part of the follow-up after therapy.
Legionnaires' Disease caused by Legionella pneumophila. Although no controlled clinical efficacy studies have been conducted, in vitro and limited preliminary clinical data suggest that Erythromycin may be effective in treating Legionnaires' Disease.
Prevention of Initial Attacks of Rheumatic Fever--Penicillin is considered by the American Heart Association to be the drug of choice in the prevention of initial attacks of rheumatic fever (treatment of Streptococcus pyogenes infections of the upper respiratory tract e.g., tonsillitis, or pharyngitis).3 Erythromycin is indicated for the treatment of penicillin-allergic patients. The therapeutic dose should be administered for ten days.
Prevention of Recurrent Attacks of Rheumatic Fever--Penicillin or sulfonamides are considered by the American Heart Association to be the drugs of choice in the prevention of recurrent attacks of rheumatic fever. In patients who are allergic to penicillin and sulfonamides, oral Erythromycin is recommended by the American Heart Association in the long-term prophylaxis of streptococcal pharyngitis (for the prevention of recurrent attacks of rheumatic fever).3
Erythromycin is a Antibiotic usually used to treat infections. Some of the most prescribed drugs in this class include: Zithromax; Biaxin XL; Azithromycin (generic); Erthromycin (generic); Clarithromycin (generic).

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Erythromycin medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
5 mg / g3 .5g$28.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 %60 $42.94USA
2 %100 $68.23USA
500 mgbs100 $356.37USA
5 mg / g3 .5g$22.00Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
2 .5/100/50/mg75 lotion$40.32Canada, UK
Acne 1% Gel $0.84West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
ACNE 1% GEL 1 tube(s) (15 GM gel each) $0.84West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
ACNE topical gel 1 % w/w x 15g $0.84West-Coast
ALTHROCIN Capsule/ Tablet / 100mg (10 units) $0.22Alembic
ALTHROCIN Capsule/ Tablet / 125mg (10 units) $0.27Alembic
Althrocin 125mg Tablet $0.03Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Althrocin 100mg Drop $0.42Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Althrocin 125mg x 5mL LIQD / 60ml $0.42
Althrocin 500mg Tablet $0.09Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
125 mg x 10's $0.14
250 mg x 10's $0.27
ELTOCIN Capsule/ Tablet / 250mg (10 units) $0.32IPCA Laboratories
ELTOCIN 500 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.42Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Eltocin 500mg Tablet ER $0.08Ipca Laboratories Ltd
125 mg/5ml45 ml$0.29
2 %30 gram$55.78Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
2 %60 gram$99.58Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
2 %90 g$146.40Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
Eryderm 60 mL x 1's $7.59
Erysanbe 250 mg x 10 x 10's $7.95
Erysanbe 200 mg x 10 x 10's $9.10
Erysanbe 200 mg/5 mL x 60 mL x 1's $1.27
Erysanbe 500 mg x 10 x 10's $15.32
2 %25 g$33.47Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 %25 g$33.56Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 %25 g$33.64Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 %25 g$39.97Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
Erysol 200 mg/5 mL x 60 mL x 1's $2.40
250 mg90 $140.00Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
250 mg90 $159.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
250 mg100 $62.55Canada, UK
500 mg10 Tablet$0.62
500 mg20 $9.00
ERYTHROCIN Granules/ Powder / 125mg per 5ml (30ml units) $0.21Abbott India
125 mg x 5 mL x 60ml $0.30
Erythrocin 100mg/5mL SUSP / 60ml $0.34
ERYTHROCIN oral drops 100 mg x 1 mL x 10ml $0.34P. Upjohn
Erythrocin 400mg GRAN / 6 $0.58
Erythrocin 400 mg/5 mL x 50 mL $6.70
Erythrocin 200 mg/5 mL x 60 mL x 1's $3.71
5 mg/gm3 .5gmointment$15.65USA
150 mg100 Tablet$11.06
Erythrox 150mg Tablet $0.11Unimax Laboratories pvt Ltd
ERYTHROX 150MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.11Unimax Laboratories pvt Ltd
250 mg10 Tablet$0.63
Golcin 250 mg Tablet $0.06
Golcin 500 mg Tablet $0.12
250 mg10 Tablet$0.64
Osomycin 250 mg Tablet $0.06
Osomycin 333 mg Tablet $0.08


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Erythromycin - Frequently asked Questions

Can Erythromycin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Erythromycin be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Erythromycin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.



Following the study conducted by on Erythromycin, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Erythromycin. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

One patient reported useful

How active was the Erythromycin in relieving patients of the disease or symptoms?
Based on the survey reports from users of, about Useful percentage of users claimed the Erythromycin were useful to them in reducing their symptoms and diseases. However, the effectiveness of the medicine is influenced by many factors like the perception of the symptom, the severity of the conditions, and some other factors; the brand name could also be a factor to an extent. In the event the medicine does not produce the same effective result in your case, ensure you consult your medical expert to reexamine you on your disease or symptoms and prescribe, after that, alternative medications.

One patient reported side effects

Does the Erythromycin Have Any Side Effects?
Based on the survey report from users of, about It has side effects number of people suffered some side effect after consumption of Erythromycin. All drugs have a portion of undesirable side effects. These effects could be irritations too insignificant for the patient to even notice. However, the side effects of drugs may be determined by several factors like severity of disease and conditions associated with individual patients. However, one of the biggest factors is the dosage consumed. The higher the quantity taken by an individual, the greater the healing effect and the corresponding side effect. All patients have their different intensity of side effects. Ensure you consult your health care provider immediately you notice an unusual side effect affect the consumption of Erythromycin.
It has side effects1

Patient reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet

One patient reported frequency of use

How often should I take Erythromycin?
According to the survey, reported that users of Erythromycin should take 4 times in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
4 times in a day1

Four patients reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Erythromycin May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.

One patient reported time for results

How long will I use Erythromycin before I begin to notice the effect?
According to the report by users of, about > 3 month and a few days was the most common time duration among the participants, before they began to feel relief in their health conditions. It is noteworthy that you may not get the same result with other users within the same time frame. Several factors determine the timeframe; hence we implore you to consult your medical expert to get professional advice on how long you should expect to see improvement while consuming Erythromycin. However, if you wish to get the response of other users on the time effectiveness of using Erythromycin kindly click here
> 3 month1

One patient reported administration

When is the best condition to take Erythromycin: Before or after food?
Based on the survey, the users of voted that Erythromycin is best taken at Empty stomach. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
Empty stomach1

Three patients reported age


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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology