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Erybid is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. It is effective against mycoplasma and gram-negative bacteria infections.
Erybid is a brand name for the antibiotic medication erythromycin. Erythromycin works by inhibiting the production of proteins in certain types of bacteria, preventing their growth and ability to replicate. However, note that using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
Use and Dosage
Erythromycin Base comes in the form of Enteric Coated Tablet to take by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually before a meal. The tablet should be swallowed whole as it has a bitter taste if crushed. Erythromycin Base is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach. If nausea occurs, you may take it with food or milk.
The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on age and weight. For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Erythromycin Base at the same time(s) every day.
If you are using Erythromycin Base to treat an infection, continue to take Erythromycin Base until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse. If you are taking Erythromycin Base to prevent certain bacterial infections, take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medication without your doctor's approval.
Common Side Effects of Erybid (Erythromycin Base):
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain/cramping
Serious Side Effects of Erybid (Erythromycin Base):
- Abdominal or stomach pain/cramping
- Blood/mucus in your stool
- Blurred vision
- Diarrhea that doesn't stop
- Drooping eyelids
- Fast/irregular heartbeat
- Hearing loss
- Muscle weakness
- Severe dizziness
- Signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, or severe stomach/abdominal pain)
- Trouble speaking
- Unusual tiredness
Forms and Strength
Erybid (Erythromycin Base) is available in the following forms and strength:
Erythromycin Base: Enteric Coated Tablet
- 250 mg
- Allergic reactions: If you are allergic to erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics, you should not take Erybid.
- Liver problems: Erybid can cause liver damage, especially if you have existing liver disease or if you take high doses. Your doctor may monitor your liver function while you take this medication.
- Heart problems: Erybid can cause changes in heart rhythm, especially in people with preexisting heart conditions. Your doctor may monitor your heart function while you take this medication.
- Interaction with other medications: Erybid can interact with other medications, including blood thinners and certain antidepressants. Make sure to tell your doctor about all medications you are taking before starting Erybid.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Erybid may not be safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult with your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Diarrhea: Erybid can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a more serious intestinal infection. Contact your doctor if you experience severe or persistent diarrhea while taking Erybid.
- Myasthenia gravis: Erybid can worsen symptoms of myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder. If you have this condition, speak with your doctor before taking Erybid.
- Kidney problems: Erybid can cause kidney damage, especially if you take high doses. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function while you take this medication.
- Sun sensitivity: Erybid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Use caution when exposed to sunlight and wear protective clothing and sunscreen while taking this medication.
- Overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria or fungi: Erybid may lead to overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, like fungi. Consult with your doctor regarding any signs of infection or for appropriate therapy if you suspect overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria or fungi.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Erybid to start working?
The length of time it takes for Erybid to start working depends on the type and severity of the infection being treated. Complete the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve before the medication is finished.
Can Erybid be used to treat viral infections?
No, Erybid is only effective against bacterial infections and should not be used to treat viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
Can Erybid be used to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
Yes, Erybid can be used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. However, it may not be effective against all types of STIs.
Should Erybid be taken with food?
Erybid can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food may help to reduce stomach upset.
What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to Erybid?
If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction to Erybid, such as hives or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
It's important to purchase Erybid from verified Canadian pharmacy.