ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE is a Schedule H1 drug.
Erythromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.Erythromycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections.Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.


ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection, Diphtheria, Bronchitis, Legionnaires `Disease, Pertussis, Pneumonia
ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE can address symptoms like: Fever, Sneezing, Vomit, Cough, Fatigue (tiredness), Body Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (painful)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral, , ,


  • You should not use erythromycin if you are allergic to it.
  • Take erythromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
  • Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
  • Erythromycin injection is given as an infusion into a vein, for a severe infection.Shake the oral suspension before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
  • You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break a delayed-release capsule or tablet. Swallow it whole.
  • Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.
  • Do not use two doses at one time.
  • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
  • Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
  • Monitor liver function, kidney function and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.
  • You should take oral dosages on an empty stomach.
  • It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Erythromycin.
  • Erythromycin may cause live bacterial vaccines to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication.

Common Side-Effects

ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Dry Skin, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Loss Of Appetite, Abdomen Pain, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Skin Irritation

Serious Side-Effects

ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE : Yeast Infection, Acute Liver Failure, Vision Problems, Difficulty Breathing, Wheezing, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Change In Stools, Body Discoloration, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Slurred Speech, Eyes Blurred Vision, Hearing Loss, Eyes Drooping Eyelid, Irregular Heartbeat, Dizziness, Fainting

Rare Side-Effects

ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE : Clostridium Difficile Infection, Mouth Ulcer, Difficulty Swallowing, Chills, Cough, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Joint Pain, Eyes Eye Irritation, Eyes Redness, Face Swelling, Throat Soreness, Chest Discomfort, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Vagina Discharge Or Mucus

Disease Interactions

ERYTHROMYCIN STEARATE can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Hypokalemia, Bile Duct Disease, Magnesium Deficiency, Heart Arrhythmias, Premature Aging, Colitis, Myasthenia Gravis

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

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