Erythromycin ophthalmic

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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 Ophthalmic before taking it.

Erythromycin Ophthalmic

What is Erythromycin Ophthalmic

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to prevent attacks of rheumatic fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Erythromycin Ophthalmic is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by killing or slowing the growth of sensitive bacteria.

Important safety information:

  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Erythromycin Ophthalmic only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Be sure to use Erythromycin Ophthalmic for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of Erythromycin Ophthalmic may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Erythromycin Ophthalmic before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Rarely, patients taking Erythromycin Ophthalmic have developed reversible hearing loss. The risk is greater if you have kidney problems or you take high doses of Erythromycin Ophthalmic. Contact your doctor if you develop decreased hearing or hearing loss.
  • Erythromycin Ophthalmic may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Erythromycin Ophthalmic.
  • Lab tests, including liver function, kidney function, and complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Erythromycin Ophthalmic. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Erythromycin Ophthalmic with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially irregular heartbeat (prolonged QT interval).
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Erythromycin Ophthalmic while you are pregnant. Erythromycin Ophthalmic is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Erythromycin Ophthalmic, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Erythromycin Ophthalmic side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Loss of appetite; mild diarrhea; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions ; bloody stools; change in the amount of urine produced; decreased hearing or hearing loss; irregular heartbeat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain; stomach cramps; symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the skin or eyes; pale stools; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite; dark urine).

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    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.

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    500 mg10 Tablet$0.69
    Cythrocin 500 mg Tablet $0.07
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    Erythromycin Ophthalmic - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Erythromycin Ophthalmic 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.

    Who should not take Erythromycin Ophthalmic?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Erythromycin Ophthalmic. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have diarrhea
    • if you have a history of kidney or liver disease; heart problems; a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; low blood potassium or magnesium levels; myasthenia gravis; or the blood disease porphyria
    • if you take any medicine that may increase the risk of a certain type of irregular heartbeat (prolonged QT interval). Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines may increase the risk of this type of irregular heartbeat

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Erythromycin Ophthalmic. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for aches and pains, allergies, blood thinning, breathing problems, cancer, diabetes, erection problems, gout, irregular heartbeat or other heart problems, hepatitis C infection, high blood calcium levels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, HIV infection, inflammation, infections, low blood sodium levels, migraine, mood or mental problems, nausea and vomiting, overactive bladder, Parkinson disease, prevention of organ transplant rejection, seizures, stomach problems, trouble sleeping), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements (eg, herbal teas, coenzyme Q10, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, St. John's wort) may also interact with Erythromycin Ophthalmic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines might interfere with erythromycin

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Erythromycin Ophthalmic may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Erythromycin Ophthalmic?

    Use Erythromycin Ophthalmic as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Erythromycin Ophthalmic by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
    • Erythromycin Ophthalmic works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
    • To clear up your infection completely, take Erythromycin Ophthalmic for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
    • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you use Erythromycin Ophthalmic.
    • If you miss a dose of Erythromycin Ophthalmic, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Erythromycin Ophthalmic.

    Can Erythromycin Ophthalmic be taken or consumed while pregnant?

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

    Can Erythromycin Ophthalmic be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

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

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    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Erythromycin ophthalmic, 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 ophthalmic. 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.

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    Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology