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Expert Advice

  • Take this medicine with meals as it is better absorbed with food.
  • Contact prescriber if there is unusual nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, itching, easy bleeding, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, blood in stool, dark colored urine, mouth sores, hearing changes, or if there is worsening of the condition.
  • Avoid alcohol during therapy and complete full course of antibiotic.

Primary Uses

Bacterial infections


This medicine is used to treat erythromycin-sensitive infections (respiratory tract infections, skin infections, chlamydia infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and syphilis).

Side Effects

Patients using this medicine may experience GI (stomach) upset, cholestatic jaundice (Jaundice caused by thickened bile or bile plugs in the small biliary passages of the liver), reversible hearing loss, allergic reactions, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), cardiac effects, nervous system disorders hypotension, hallucinations, chest pain, fever, malaise, and C.difficile associated diarrhea.



This medicine can be safely administered to pregnant females. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.


The effect of this medication is undetermined nursing females. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.


Before using this medicine, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: Renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment, and myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disorder causing muscle weakness). Use the medicine with caution if the patient is predisposed to prolonged QT interval (increased risk of irregular heartbeat).


This medication is contraindicated in individuals with porphyria (Liver diseases negatively affecting skin and nervous system).


What is this medicine?

This medicine is a Macrolide antibiotic. It stops the growth of, or sometimes kill, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used intravenously or orally. The injectable form is injected into a vein by a medical professional. However, if you are self-injecting or doing it at home, please make sure you take all necessary precautions and follow the correct procedure. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use.

How to store this medicine?

Please store the oral form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep away from children, and excessive light and moisture. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for storage guidance.

Will this medicine cause diarrhea?

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking erythromycin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.


The patients with heart abnormalities, renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment, and Myasthenia gravis (muscular disorder) should use this medicine cautiously.

What are its effect on pregnancy and lactation?

No definite data regarding pregnant females is available; therefore, caution is advised. The effects of this medication is undetermined in nursing females. Please consult your doctor for further guidance.

Is this medicine safe in old aged people?

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially hearing loss and QT prolongation


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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