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Ilotycin Gluceptate Overview
Erythromycin is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Erythromycin belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. These work by killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause infections.
This medication comes in capsule, tablet, long-acting capsule, long-acting tablet, chewable tablet, suspension, and pediatric drop forms for oral use. It is usually taken 3 to 4 times daily.
This medication also comes in topical solution and gel forms and as an ophthalmic ointment.
Do not chew, divide, or break the long-acting capsules and tablets. Swallow these whole and take with a full glass of water.
This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of erythromycin include stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, mild skin rash, and stomach pain.
Ophthalmic erythromycin can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how erythromycin affects you.
Ilotycin Gluceptate Overdose
If you take too much erythromycin, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
If erythromycin is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.