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erythromycin Tab | erythromycin Opht | erythromycin Ointment | erythromycin Tab, Delayed Release | erythromycin Cap, Delayed Release | erythromycin Tab, Particles/Crystals | erythromycin Topical Gel | erythromycin Topical Soln | erythromycin Lotion


Common Brand Name(s): E-mycin, Ery-Tab, Eryc, PCE
Phonetic Pronunciation: (eh-rith-row-MY-sin base)
Information last revised May 2010


Abt63211Ery-Tab 500 mg Tab
Brr05841erythromycin 250 mg Cap, Delayed Release
P d06960Eryc 250 mg Cap
Abt63201erythromycin 333 mg Tab, Delayed Release
Wct06960Eryc 250 mg Cap
Kno02080E-Mycin 333 mg Tab


This medication is used to treat or prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections. Erythromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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