Ery-Tab

(Erythromycin)

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Prevents and treats infections.

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

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Quick facts about Erythromycin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (erythromycin)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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).
How it works

Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic that prevents and treats a variety of infections. It works by preventing bacteria from growing and multiplying.

Quick facts about Erythromycin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (erythromycin)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
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Side effect rates for Ery-Tab (Erythromycin)

Risks and Warnings for Ery-Tab (Erythromycin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of liver disease

    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.

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Common concerns from people taking Ery-Tab (Erythromycin)

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Pregnancy

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

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Erythromycin
BProbably safe
Interactions
  • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
Food
  • Take it with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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).
Weight
  • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.