Brand Name(s): Ery, Eryderm
Drug Class: Macrolide Antibiotics
Treats: Bacterial infections
Erythromycin is an antibiotic drug that is part of a group of drugs that are called macrolide antibiotics. What macrolide antibiotics do is to slow the growth of any bacteria or kill the bacteria by lessening the presence of certain proteins that it does need to survive. This antibiotic is mainly used to fight off bacteria and to treat infections that are brought on because of bacteria being present. This antibiotic can also be taken as a preventive medication as well.
Erythromycin is a medication that can be used to treat a broad variety of bacterial infections. It can also be used as a prevention of certain bacterial infections. It can be used to treat most of the bacterial infection at any stage. Erythromycin is also used in treating and eliminating several drug resistant bacteria in the body. Erythromycin works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria’s cell wall while it is growing thus killing. It is also believed to work by reducing the multiplication of bacterial causing infections. Conditions that Erythromycin can treat are otitis media, pharyngitis, pneumonia and bronchitis among others. The drug is supplied in the form of a solution and should be administered as an injection.