Compare Compro vs. Erythromycin

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

Compro
(prochlorperazine)

Ery-Tab
(erythromycin)

Helps you feel less queasy. Compro (Prochlorperazine) can be used to treat severe nausea and vomiting and can be taken orally or rectally, but get ready for a nap.Prevents and treats infections. Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.
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Reviews for Compro
45%
of people (All ages) say Compro is worth it
35%
say it works well
35%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
ComproErythromycin

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How it works
ComproErythromycin
Compro (Prochlorperazine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic that prevents and treats a variety of infections. It works by preventing bacteria from growing and multiplying.
Type of medication
ComproErythromycin
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
ComproErythromycin
  • Pill
  • Suppository
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
Used for
ComproErythromycin
Risk factors for serious side effects
ComproErythromycin
  • Over age 65
  • Dementia
  • Taking antipsychotics
  • History of seizures
  • Age over 65
Detailed Compro (prochlorperazine) risks & warnings »
  • History of liver disease
  • Long antibiotic treatment period
Detailed Ery-Tab (erythromycin) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Interactions
ComproErythromycin
No interactions related info.
  • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
Alcohol
ComproErythromycin
  • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
No alcohol related info.
Food
ComproErythromycin
No food related info.
  • Take it with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
ComproErythromycin
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • There have been reports of liver damage that can require hospitalization or can cause death. These have been rare. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
  • Can cause liver problems, so people with previous liver problems need to be closely monitored while on Ery-Tab (Erythromycin).
Pain
ComproErythromycin
  • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
No pain related info.
Sleep
ComproErythromycin
  • You'll likely feel very sleepy, sluggish, or less alert after taking Compro. Avoid driving or other tasks that require your focused attention; be safe.
  • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
No sleep related info.
Weight
ComproErythromycin
No weight related info.
  • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.
Upsides and benefits
ComproErythromycin
  • 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.
Downsides and risks
ComproErythromycin
  • 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).
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
ComproErythromycin
  • Compro comes in different forms. Be clear on which one you were prescribed - swallow tablets orally, unwrap and insert suppositories rectally.
  • You'll likely feel very sleepy, sluggish, or less alert after taking Compro. Avoid driving or other tasks that require your focused attention; be safe.
  • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
  • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
  • Avoid using if you experience seizures (epilepsy).
  • Don't use if you're 65 or older because you're at higher risk for serious side effects.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.
  • If you're using the suspension, refrigerate it and use it within 10 days.
  • It's common to feel better before you're supposed to stop taking Ery-Tab (Erythromycin), but make sure to take it for the entire time your doctor prescribed it. Skipping doses or stopping early can lower the drug's effectiveness and increase the chance that the drug won't work as well next time.
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