Erycand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Erythromycin
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
333mg Delayed Release Capsules
No generic is available for Eryc 333mg.
- Manufactured by Pfizer Canada Inc
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Eryc 333mg.
Eryc Drug Information
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Eryc Drug Information
Erythromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Erythromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
How to Use Eryc
Take Eryc by mouth as directed by your doctor. Eryc is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach. If nausea occurs, you may take it with food or milk. Swallow the medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or break it. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the Dosage of Eryc is also based on age and weight. For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Eryc at the same time(s) every day. If you are using Eryc to treat an infection, continue to take Eryc until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. If you are taking Eryc to prevent certain bacterial infections, take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medication without your doctor's approval.
Before taking erythromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other macrolide antibiotics (such as azithromycin, clarithromycin); or if you have any other allergies. Eryc may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Eryc, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, kidney disease, a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). Erythromycin may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using erythromycin,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using erythromycin safely. Erythromycin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Eryc unless your doctor tells you to. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Some erythromycin products may contain sodium. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you are on a salt-restricted diet or if you have a condition such as congestive heart failure that could be worsened by an increase in salt intake. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Eryc, especially hearing loss and QT prolongation (see above). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Eryc. Eryc passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Eryc, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.digoxin. Many drugs besides erythromycin may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, cisapride, pimozide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine, sotalol, among others. Other medications can affect the removal of erythromycin from your body, which may affect how erythromycin works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), certain calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, verapamil), certain anti-seizure medications (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), quinupristin-dalfopristin, saquinavir, among others. Erythromycin can slow down the removal of other drugs from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include bromocriptine, colchicine, certain benzodiazepines (such as midazolam, triazolam), eletriptan, ergot alkaloids (such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), certain drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), certain "statin" drugs (such as lovastatin, simvastatin), vinblastine, among others. Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, a few antibiotics (such as rifampin, rifabutin) can decrease their effectiveness. This could result in pregnancy. If you use hormonal birth control, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Eryc may interfere with certain laboratory tests (urine tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Eryc.
Eryc Side Effects
What are Eryc side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Eryc may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Eryc as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Eryc
The side effects of Eryc may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Eryc. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Eryc may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Eryc, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Eryc.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Eryc, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Eryc and the side effects associated with Eryc are described in the following:
Common Eryc Side Effects
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Eryc Side Effects
- drug-induced hepatitis
- allergic dermatitis
- skin rash
Rare or Very Rare Eryc Side Effects
- Clostridium difficile infection
- interstitial nephritis
- seizure disorder
- neuromuscular blockade
- hearing loss
- torsades de pointes
- prolonged QT interval
- cardiac arrhythmia
- acute pancreatitis
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- ventricular tachycardia
- erythema multiforme
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- fungal infection
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Eryc when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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