Generic Name(s): erythromycin
Drug Class: macrolide antibiotics
Treats: Bacterial infections
Eryped is a macrolide antibiotic and is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Eryped can also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Eryped only treats or prevents bacterial infections and will not work for viral infections such as the flu and the common cold. This drug works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
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Eryped is used to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. This medication might also be used to treat a certain type of stomach condition that involves slowed digestion such as gastroparesis. Eryped is also used to treat Legionnaire disease, pertussis, streptococcal infections, primary syphilis, and urethritis. This medication can also be used to treat Mycoplasma pneumonia, gonorrhea, and Spirillum minus. Eryped can only be used to treat or prevent bacterial infections so it should not be used to treat viral infections such as flu and the common cold. Unnecessary use or misuse of Eryped can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
- Bacterial Infections
Below you will find the recommended dosage guidelines for Eryped. However, depending on the patient's medical history or condition; a doctor may prescribe a different regimen. It is not advisable to stop taking a medication or changing the dosage without a doctor's approval. Eryped oral suspensions may be administered without regards to meals. When determining the proper dosage for children, there are several factors that are taken into account such as weight, age, and severity.
- In mild to moderate infections, the usual starting dosage of Eryped for children is 30 to 50 mg per kg in the day in equally divided doses every 6 hours. If the infection is severe, the dosage might be doubled. It the dosage is required twice a day, one-half of the total daily dose may be given every 12 hours.
- The starting dosage for an adult is 400 mg of Eryped per day. The dosage might be increased up to 4 g per day according to the severity of the infection. If the dosage is required to be given twice a day, one-half of the total daily dose may be given every 12 hours. The doses might be given three times a day by administering one-third of the total daily dose for every 8 hours.
Eryped Side Effects
Like any drug, Eryped may cause side effects. Many side effects of medications cannot be anticipated so if there is any change in intensity or any developments, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Doctors or Pharmacists are the only ones who can determine if it is safe to continue taking this drug.
- Stomach pain/cramping
- Loss of appetite
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following:
- Signs of liver disease such as yellowing skin or eyes
- Persistent vomiting/nausea
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Slurred speech, hearing loss
- Unusual tiredness, drooping eyelids
- Muscle weakness, fainting
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
When Eryped is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either drug could be altered, decreased or increased. Before combining medications, it is important to check with a doctor. Some other drugs that might interact with Eryped include over-the-counter and prescription medicines, herbal products and vitamins. Some drugs that are known to interact with Eryped are included in the list below.
- Drugs to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension
- Antiviral medicine (drugs to treat HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis)
- Heart or blood pressure medication
- Antifungal medicine
- Medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection
- Any other antibiotic medicines
- Drugs to treat or prevent malaria
- Cancer Medicine
- Medicine to treat mental illness or depression
- Drugs that lower triglycerides or cholesterol