Compare chlorpromazine vs. Erythromycin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Prescription only

Ery-Tab (Erythromycin)

Prescription only
Stabilizes your mood.

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) has more side effects than other medicines like it. It is most useful during psychotic episodes because it slows you down quickly.

Prevents and treats infections.

Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.

Upsides
  • Acts fast to slow you down during a psychotic episode.
  • Can also be used for nausea or migraines.
  • Safe for use in children as young as 6 months.
  • Comes in a sugar-coated pill for easy administration.
  • It's used to treat a variety of infections caused by bacteria.
  • It comes as an oral suspension and as a tablet.
  • You can get a test done that'll show you if Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) will work for you.
Downsides
  • Has more side effects than other medicines like it.
  • Can affect how your other medicines work.
  • Makes you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when injected.
  • Cannot be stopped right away.
  • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
  • Diarrhea and other stomach problems are common side effects.
  • Can cause liver problems, so people with previous liver problems need to be closely monitored while on Ery-Tab (Erythromycin).
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
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Side effects
The Thorazine (chlorpromazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk of death

    People over 65 with dementia and psychosis

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Taking antipsychotic medications

  • Breathing problems

    Asthma

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heat stroke and dehydration

    Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Liver damage

    History of liver disease

  • Diarrhea from a superinfection

    Long antibiotic treatment period

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