Erythromycin

Active ingredients: erythromycin

Brand names include: Eryc Capsules, E-Mycin Syrup and Tablets

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What is erythromycin?

Erythromycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to the macrolide family of antibiotics.

Erythromycin can be used to treat some respiratory tract infections (RTIs), and their complications, as well as some other infections caused by bacteria.

Find out more about what infections erythromycin is used for, how it works, who can take it, and the side effects and interactions of erythromycin.

Read about the different brands of erythromycin and find the consumer medicines information leaflet for your brand.

References
  • Rossi S, ed. Australian Medicines Handbook [online]. Adelaide: AMH, July 2012.
  • Sweetman S, ed. Martindale: The complete drug reference [online]. London: Pharmaceutical Press (accessed 18 October 2011).
  • Antibiotic Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic version 14; Erythromycin. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, 2012 (accessed 24 February 2012).

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08 Dec 2016 E-Mycin Syrup is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient erythromycin (macrolide antibiotics). Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use E-Mycin Syrup by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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