Compare Marinol vs. Erythromycin

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Marinol
(Dronabinol)

Ery-Tab
(Erythromycin)

Coming soon.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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Side effects
MarinolErythromycin

We haven’t found good data for Marinol side effects.

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How it works
MarinolErythromycin
Coming soon.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
MarinolErythromycin
Coming soon.
Antibiotic
Macrolide
Prescription only
Available as
MarinolErythromycin
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
MarinolErythromycin
  • AIDS - Loss of appetite Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
MarinolErythromycin
Coming soon.
  • History of liver disease
    • Long antibiotic treatment period
    Detailed Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    MarinolErythromycin
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

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    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.
    • Take it with or without food.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.
    • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.
    Upsides and benefits
    MarinolErythromycin
    Coming soon.
    • 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
    MarinolErythromycin
    Coming soon.
    • 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
    MarinolErythromycin
    Coming soon.
    • 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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