Compare Compro vs. Erythromycin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Compro (Prochlorperazine) can be used to treat severe nausea and vomiting and can be taken orally or rectally, but get ready for a nap.
Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.
- Available in generic, so it's cheap.
- Can be taken by mouth, as a shot, or rectally.
- Can take anywhere from 10 minutes (by shot) to 60 minutes (rectally) to start working.
- 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.
- Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
- Can't be used by people over 65 because they can be more affected by the side effects.
- It can make you more likely to get heatstroke.
- 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).
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Nongonococcal urethritis
- Soft tissue infection
- Neonatal conjunctivitis
- Neonatal conjunctivitis prevention
- Neonatal pneumonia
- Entamoeba histolytica infection
- Legionnaires disease
- Respiratory tract infection
- Rheumatic fever prevention
- Bacterial endocarditis prevention
- Bacterial eye infection
- Delayed release tablet
- Extended release
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- Increased risk of death
Over age 65
...and 2 more risk factors
History of seizures
- Involuntary muscle movements
Age over 65
- Driving impairment
Taking with alcohol
...and 1 more risk factors
- Liver damage
History of liver disease
- Diarrhea from a superinfection
Long antibiotic treatment period