Be Acne Free With Erythromycin

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Erythromycin is an antibiotic that falls under the category of macrolide antibiotics. This drug helps in killing bacteria in the body or reduces their growth. This medication can be used to treat various infections that are caused as a result of various bacteria. It can even be used to treat skin problems like acne.

Action
This medication can possess bacteriocidal activity, especially at higher concentrations. Erythromycin works by reducing the important proteins that are essential for the survival of bacteria in the body. This reduces the microbial activity in your system and thus helps to stave off the problem.

Uses
Erythromycin can be used to treat various conditions. It is used as a cure for bronchitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, pneumonia, and rheumatic fever. The dug is also used to treat various infections such as lung, ear, urinary tract, intestine and other skin infections including acne.

Usage directions

* Keep the following tips in mind while using erythromycin.
* Take the medicine as pre prescription
* Consume erythromycin along with 8 ounces of water.
* Erythromycin can be consumed on an empty stomach or with food, milk or even water.
* If you are using a chewable tablet of erythromycin, make sure you chew the tablet well before swallowing.
* If using an oral suspension, shake well before use.

Side effects
Erythromycin is a strong antibiotic and can have various side effects. These side effects can range from the less serious ones to the ones that are more severe. Here are some of the possible side effects of erythromycin.

* Uneven  heartbeats
* Chest pain
* Mild nausea and vomiting
* Dizziness
* Mild itching
* Skin rash

Drugs that can interfere with erythromycin
There are certain drugs that can interact with erythromycin. Some of the drugs that cabn interfere with the working of erythromycin and need to be avoided while using the same are given below.

* Digoxin
* Sildenafil
* Warfarin
* Alprazolam
* Ergotamine
* Tacrolimus
* Lovastatin

Precautions and contraindications
There are certain precautions and contraindications that you need to adhere to while using erythromycin.

* If you have liver disease, yellowing of the skin or any stomach problems, erythromycin may not be suitable for you.
* Erythromycin should not be crushed or the tablet broken. Always swallow the pill whole.
* When using erythromycin, try to avoid as much exposure to sun as possible. Always wear a sunscreen with a high SPF or wear protective clothing when going out in the sun.
* Avoid the medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

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