About Erythromycin

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About Erythromycin

Erythromycin is used on the one hand externally for the prevention and therapy of bacterial skin infections such as surgical wounds, burns, other skin injuries or acne. On the other hand, it is also used internally in pneumonia, tonsillitis, otitis media and many other bacterial infections.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • inhibit skin infections
  • treat bacterial infections

This is how Erythromycin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of erythromycin.
Please also read the information on the drug classes macrolide antibiotics, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient erythromycin belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance erythromycin

Erythromycin is used on the one hand externally for the prevention and therapy of bacterial skin infections such as surgical wounds, burns, other skin injuries or acne. On the other hand, it is also used internally in pneumonia, tonsillitis, otitis media and many other bacterial infections.

For the following uses of Erythromycin , in-depth information is available:

  • acne
  • skin infections
  • inflammation
  • pneumonia
  • tonsillitis
  • Cold, sinusitis

  • otitis media
  • chronic bronchitis
  • respiratory diseases with mucus
  • colds
  • acute bronchitis
  • influenza
  • Streptococcal infections
  • Eye infections caused by bacteria
  • conjunctivitis
  • Inflammation of the oropharynx
  • syphilis
  • urinary tract infections

Mode of action of erythromycin

Erythromycin is an active ingredient in the group of macrolide antibiotics. The active ingredient prevents bacteria from producing new proteins. Without proteins, these pathogens can no longer grow and be easily destroyed by the immune system.

Potential Erythromycin side effects may include:

Erythromycin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. James L. Guerrero says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Respiratory infections; Lymph node inflammation

    After the azithromycin therapy, my suffering began again. I remember what the ambulance said to me back then that I needed a stronger antibiotic. So I read again Erythromycin prescribe. 3×1 Daily for 7 days .. no side effects..Almost 1 hour before eating. All right, a good antibiotic.

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Juana G. Stephens says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Lymph node inflammation

    From the 3rd day stomach pain and diarrhea. From the 5 day I got some small Pickelchen on the neck. But thought that is already gone. 🙁 Have after discontinuing 6 days ago much more pimples on the neck, arms, back and Dekoltee get.

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Stomach cramps
  3. Victoria F. Serna says:
    2.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Dental inflammation

    Never again will I take this nasty drug! stomach ache, nausea, dizziness, flatulence and all that right after the first intake within 10 minutes. I dropped it on the second day, could not anymore.

  4. Zoe W. Smith says:
    4.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Page strand angina

    Had 7 days amoxicillin and all over the body itchy rash, on the feet it started the worst, then after 5 weeks of throat infection eat it again … got erythromycin and already flares up the not yet healed rash again. I just dropped it off now.

  5. Elizabeth E. Meredith says:
    3.5 rating

    Erythromycin for Page strand angina

    Due to an amoxicillin allergy, I was prescribed erythromycin by the ENT. After the first pill already slight nausea and discomfort in the stomach (as if I had not eaten for days), as well as flatulence. On the second day in the evening severe nausea with vomiting. Greenish-yellow mucus with a burning sensation in the throat. The whole night went on like this. The stomach cramps lasted for hours. Have AB stopped and now try to treat locally with Tantum Verde, Locabiosol and herbal angocin.

  6. Signe J. Buckner says:
    4.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Pharyngitis

    First and foremost, the tablets are huge. This is not exactly income-friendly, but you get used to it. Unfortunately, 1 hour after the first pill I felt sick and I have to get sick from the doctor that day. The second tablet I ncoh reasonably weggemeckt after an extensive dinner. But on the 3rd, it started. Stomach cramps every minute with severe nausea and vomiting over 5 hours. In the evening I left the tablet then to try again in the morning after a rich breakfast. And the game started all the more violently forward again. I would not recommend this AB to anyone. Specifically, I had long-lasting stomach ache with cramps, severe heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and hellish pain. The sore throat did not eliminate it for me.

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Vomit; Nausea
  7. Willie C. Wisdom says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Pharyngitis

    I took 4 pills a day, 6h to get rid of stubborn pharyngitis. My lymph nodes were swollen and on the second day you could already see an improvement. However, in the first two days I had severe stomach and kidney pains and general nausea. The side effects then set in again until they were taken on the penultimate day of treatment (day 7). Today is day 8 and I can not eat anything without stomach cramps.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Nausea
  8. Richard S. Shafer says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for To cough; Bronchitis (acute)

    first three intakes associated with mild nausea. Nausea, dizziness, and after taking the second dose on the second day, severe stomach cramps persisted, lasting for several hours. Now take the antibiotic to the advice of the emergency room and take ACC to the mucus solution, but no antibiotic.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Stomach cramps; Nausea
  9. Michelle T. Hunt says:
    4.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Inflammation

    After the first tablet, I already felt nausea, which was still bearable. After taking the second tablet, I still had a slight stomach ache for the nausea. Finally, the third tablet caused severe stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting of bile as well as circulatory problems. The drug is not recommended by my side – even after the many similar reviews here on the net.

  10. Michelle A. Pulido says:
    3.5 rating

    Erythromycin for Inflammation

    This drug is absolutely incompatible on an empty stomach. Once I had taken a tablet, I was sick and I got a stomachache, which lasted about 7 hours. Then I had to take again the next tablet and the same thing started again. I had to spend the day in bed because the side effects were so bad. Then tried to eat something before, then it is reasonably. Although the drug helps, the side effects are just terrible.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Nausea
  11. Guadalupe J. Morgan says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Campylobacter-infection

    I took erythromycin because I had gastroenteritis due to campylobacter. Since I already had complaints in the gastrointestinal area, I can not say how severe the side effects actually were. All I know is that I was fine with the last days and the therapy brought the desired success.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Barbara J. Davis says:
    2.5 rating

    Erythromycin for Cystitis

    severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, colon inflammation as a consequence – never more

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Stomach pain
  13. Russell D. Rosenfeld says:
    3.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Angina tonsillaris

    On the first day mild nausea after ingestion. On the second day severe nausea, multiple vomiting of bile, circulatory collapse, cold sweat. Never again!

  14. Linda M. Brewer says:
    4.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Angina tonsillaris

    I got the antibiotic prescribed by the emergency service and for me is never again! It started after the first tablet, I was really sick, but this went away after an hour. I did not think anything of it, because I always react to antibiotics always special. I took now 5 hours later as prescribed the next tablet and there the nausea was back. This time it did not go away either. My stomach felt like it was about to burst, I got sweats and I felt like the body somehow resisted this medicine. At night, the complaints were then worse, it came to heart racing, and throw up, I got severe diarrhea so that my best friend was the toilet. I immediately discontinued the medication and my family doctor gave me another medication, which helped better. for me it is clear that I would advise against any of this drug.

  15. Anna R. Shuey says:
    2.0 rating

    Erythromycin for Angina tonsillaris

    Very strong stomach cramps at night, even in the day a vacuum feeling in the stomach, strong Überlkei, vomiting … The condition has worsened after initial improvement again, because just the tablets came out again … I’m a doctor, he said I should take instead of 3 tablets (500 mg) 3 times a day rather 0.5 tablets 6 times a day … Have tried, the side effects are gone, it is much better tolerated. Let’s see if it helps as well. Am now on the fourth day …

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Vomit; Nausea