Pages : 1 2

New message

Questions, experiences and reviews (34)

Message Written by
Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Erythromycin Stearate?
Emzy
05/05/06
Reply
  There are no specific contraindications to use of alcohol while on this medication. However, erythromycin is primarily metabolized by the liver, and general common sense would indicate you should be caution about the concommitant use of alcohol.
Saltydoc
05/06/06
Erythromycin Stearate 500mg, 1 a day for my acne, when does it start working?
and when (fingers crossed) will my acne clear up.
Beans
11/19/07
Reply
  Unforunately oral antibiotics take *ages* to start working - but when they do they're fantastic. Effects should be noticable within 2 months, almost complete within 4 and near-total at 6 months. If it's taking longer than that then you should go back to your doctor and try another method.
Silver Prodigy
11/19/07
Regarding Erythromycin Stearate 500mg, 1 a day for my acne?
Im 16, does anyone if there are any possible side effects of taking it and how long it takes for it to start clearing my acne.
Beans
11/18/07
Reply
  Sometimes it causes an upset stomach. If it does, make sure you have food in your stomach at the same time as your medication. If you start vomiting each dose back up, then you need to talk with your doctor about getting a different medication.
J B
11/18/07
How long does Erythromycin stay in your system?
I've been feeling kind of off lately and was thinking that I might be getting sick. I had some left-over Erythromycin 250MG pills so I took one on the off chance that I it might help me feel a little better. You are supposed to take them 4 times a day, but I only took one. Now I need to take another drug and that Erythromycin may interfere with it. Since I only took one Erythromycin, how long should I wait before taking this other drug?
Me
04/16/10
Reply
  It runs at a half-life rate of about 1.5hours via hepatic excretion. So you should be fine after 2-3 hours have passed.
Jared
04/16/10
please help..10 points best answer! Missed antibiotics (erythromycin stearate 250mg) for tonsillitis?
Hey...wondering of anyone could help me out!
I've had tonsilitus for about a month and a half now and after being on penicillin for ages im now taking erythromycin stearate to try and get rid of it. I'm meant to take 4 tablets a day but missed all todays ones(im on day 5 of 7) and am wondering wether to take more tomorrow or just leave them out? Ive had tonsilitus many times but this time it isn't going away very easily so i'm concerned this will stop the antibiotics working properly and it will get worse again..which would be horrible!
Yeah the doctor did a throat swab about 3/4 weeks ago which said it was sensitive to penicillin and was strep throat...penicillin didnt work properly though and the swab was too old to see what else it was sensitive to when i went back...maybe getting another one next week though but i'd rather it just got better with these antibiotics!
Yeah the doctor did a throat swab about 3/4 weeks ago which said it was sensitive to penicillin and was strep throat...penicillin didnt work properly though and the swab was too old to see what else it was sensitive to when i went back...maybe getting another one next week though but i'd rather it just got better with these antibiotics!
.
04/02/08
Reply
  I would go ahead and take the antibiotics now, you don't want to double up on them tomorrow as that can be dangerous to your kidneys and because drugs don't work well if you aren't taking them as prescribed.

Tonsils can be such pain because they are so envagenated, when they get infected, it can be very difficult to get them uninfected. Penicillin is usually good for strep infections, which is mostly the kind of bacteria in your throat/mouth. Did he bother to do an upper respiratory culture on you? Usually all we look for is group a strep, but chances are if your Doctor requests to look for somehing else they would.

Anyways, good luck getting your tonsils clear. It took me 5 weeks to get rid of Strep throat because my tonsels just didnt want to clear up.
Lindsay
04/02/08
what are the side affects of taking erythromycin stearate 500mg tablets?
i want to find out what the side affects are??
STEPHEN C
04/03/09
Reply
  Stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.

If you get any signs of jaundice (yellow eyes/skin, dark urine) or a bad rash, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. Get immediate medical attention.

You should only be at increased risk of yeast infections, UTI's ect. if you are on the medication for a long period of time.
Jenn
04/03/09
What causes this rash?
I have this rash on my both of my arms, its on the bicep area. The same thing is on my legs around the ankle area. What can cause this rash a virus or a bacteria?.... I've seen the doctor, he prescribed "erythromycin stearate", I have taken the antibiotic for 6 days now. Still, see no improvement. What do you think it is?
(Red, bumpy, very itchy round patches. pimple size to a diameter of a quarter)

Thanks
who asked you?
12/04/09
Reply
  It may be the beginnings of deadly bacterial meningitis.

I truly hope you will quickly find a 'good' physician that will give you solid short and long term advice, and after you do it - the advice will keep you and yours healthy and strong for a lifetime.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers,

My best to you and yours,
AI

PS - I have come to the conclusion that occasional fastings and better non-toxic micro-nutritional absorption in the gut heals our bodies better than anything else can.

IF YI, this is a report I recently posted for another with a malady that has eventually effected their skin.
><3> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091205115824AA6K1DP <+><

I hope I might have helped a little. <3
A1
12/06/09
What is erythromycin for?
I saw my doctor recently, complaining of high fever, cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, nausea, lethargy, and a headache.
After checking me out, he prescribed me with E.E.S (Erythromycin).
However, he did not bother to elaborate what exactly this medication was supposed to be treating.
Can anyone help?
I am not delirious with fever. I mean, what infections is erythromycin generally used to treat?
eloiselt
08/22/08
Reply
  Erythromycin is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics slow the growth of, or sometimes kill, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive
Erythromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial endocarditis and attacks of rheumatic fever.
Erythromycin may also be used for other purposes.
Ms.bossystop
08/22/08
Is erythromycin a safe drug to take?
I've been taking erythromycin to control my acne for a few months now, but I was just reading online that research has found the use of oral erythromycin increases the rate of a heart attack or cardiac arrest. I called the pharmacist to ask about this, and she said it's very rare, unless you're taking other medications for your heart (which I'm not). However, I'm still concerned. I'm trying to go safely off eryc, and my dermatologist has told me to go off it gradually - such as taking one every other day, etc, for a couple weeks until I stop altogether.
Reading this news about erythromycin makes me want to go off it sooner, but I might get a flare up if I do that.. any insight or suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
bookworm55
07/18/09
Reply
  The risks are very, very low. They just have to notify potential users of it, even if it was only one person in a few hundred thousand, who already had heart trouble, who had problems while taking this medication (meaning they often can't even know for sure it was the medication and not something else that patient was taking that caused the side-effect). So no, unless you have a heart problem history in your family, don't worry too much and follow your doctor's advice. If you read all the notices like that for every medication, you'd take nothing at all. The absolutely minuscule risk is probably well worth not having acne.
aod669
07/19/09
Can i get erythromycin for acne anywhere without a prescription even at a lower dosage or something similar?
Can i get erythromycin without a prescription
cuz
i dont have much acne =]
lol
i might just be overdoing it..
but still\
lol
i used my friends erythromycin pads
and it did wonder for my skin in days..
like
i got like a celebrity face =]
lmao
and id like to keep it that way so i was wonderin can i get it anywhere without prescription or somthing similar?
emilo009
03/08/08
Reply
  Why can't you just go and get a prescription?

You can't get it legally without a prescription in the U.S., and I doubt you'll find it on the black market.

There is a product that cleared up my daughter's face in 10 days and she has gorgeous skin now. It's called Zapzyt and I bought it at http://www.drugstore.com. It's on sale right now for $11.99 for the three-step pack, which is what I bought for her. She had previously tried Proactiv, which didn't work for her and was a lot more expensive.

Good luck, acne sux.
originalkippyj
03/08/08
How long does Erythromycin stay in your body?
Erythromycin the antibiotic. Not delayed released capsule. Just a pill.
does anyone know if this drug cause dehydration?
winterkisses
06/28/08
Reply
  Erythromycin's half-life (the amount of time it takes for half of the drug to leave the body) is 1.5 hours. The basic rule is that a drug is totally eliminated after 5 half-lives so 7.5 hours and for all pharmacological purposes the drug is gone.
PharmacistMike
06/28/08
If someone is alergic to penacillin and clindamycin and is later prescribed erythromycin?
Could he be allergic to Erythromycin? I realize they sound alike but are they related to each other? The doctor said no but every pharmacy says it is. Anyone who can help?
Victorialinda Sullivan
07/03/11
Reply
  I was taught people who are "allergic" to any penicillins are prescribed erythromycin..It was actually a state board question for nursing..I put allergic in quotes because people have different reactions..some are tolerable and some are life threatening. I would go with what the doctor says..
good luck!
AL88
07/04/11
Can I use metrogel and erythromycin at the same time?
I went to a new derm the other day as I have Rosacea and she prescribed me metrogel to use once a day but I forgot to tell her that I was also using topical erythromycin which was prescribed to me by my previous derm. Is it okay for me to use metrogel at night and erythromycin in the day?

Would much appreciate any help!
Dale_Whitty12
04/16/11
Reply
  Call your new dermatologist's office! Give them an update of ALL medications you're taking. I'm surprised they wouldn't have already asked for a complete history.

Taking two medications at the same time for the same condition can be dangerous, especially if the person prescribing it is unaware of another existing prescription. You could have side effects or drug interactions. As well, the effectiveness of either medication may not be properly determined.
Lady Rose
04/17/11
Is it safe to take Vicodin and Erythromycin at the same time?
I have a wisdom tooth that is being extracted and the pain is unbearable. So much so that I have been unable to sleep for the past 28 hours. I am allergic to Penicillin, which is why erythromycin was prescribed to me.
KT
01/23/09
Reply
  You should really ask your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist this question (disclaimer) but I think that should be okay because Vicodin is a narcotic and Erythromicin is an antibiotic which don't have negative effect taken together.
PG
01/23/09
Whats the difference between erythromycin and clindamycin?
I was just wondering if I took erythromycin would it yield the same results as clindamycin?
admaster_99
01/13/09
Reply
  It depends on the infection that you have. It would be best to take Clindamycin if it is the drug that's prescribed to you. Antibiotics are prescribed specifically for a particular antibiotic spectrum or family to where the cause of infection belongs.
SZO
01/15/09
How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide cream (topical) be at room temp?
Instructions are to keep refrigerated except when using. I forgot to put it back into to the fridge last night. Can't find anything on the web about it... (this is different than plain erythromycin, which is fine at room temp.)
Skbk
11/15/09
Reply
  Your best bet is to call the pharmacist or the production company itself. I"m sure they've done studies on it that would tell you how long it can be potent after some temperature exposure.
zitdr_02
11/15/09
How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborns eyes?
How should I apply the erythromycin? Is it best to apply directly in the eye or around it? The baby is only 2 weeks old... Suggestion?
FatBoySlim
10/02/10
Reply
  After gently wiping the eye with cotton wool and saline from the inside to the outside, put a little bit of ointment on your clean finger open its little eye and softly apply inside. If both eyes are infected, remember to not use the same finger in the other eye and also use a clean piece of cotton wool for each eye. This is because of potential cross infection. For the same reason one should never apply the ointment or saline to the already used applicator (finger or cotton wool) as you then introduce the organisms into the clean substance.

Putting it around the eye will not help for an infection inside the eye.
G Brettschneider
10/02/10
Antibiotics like Chloramphenicol, erythromycin and tetracycline most likely target would be the:?
Full question: Antibiotics like Chloramphenicol, erythromycin and tetracycline inhibit translation in prokaryotes but not in eukaryotes. The most likely target of these antibiotics would be would be the:

A. ribosomes
B. mitochondria
C. cells walls
D. DNA synthesis
E. none of the above
Dailin
11/14/11
Reply
  A

Chloramphenical - reversibly binds to the 50 S ribosomal subunit of susceptible organism preventing protein synthesis

Erythromycin - binds 50S ribosomal subunit

Tetracycline - reversibly binds 30S ribosomal subunit
Laikabeta
11/14/11
Why won't my tonsillitis go away? It's been over a month and a week and i still have it..help!?
Ive had tonsillitus about 7 or 8 times before but have never gone to the doctors for antibiotics because it usually gets better after a week. On Feb 20th i got it again and deided to go to my GP. The doctor gave me 250 mg of penicillin 4 times a day for 7 days and took a throat swab. The penicillin seemed to work and by the end of the 7 days i felt OK but then a couple of dayslater it came back so i went back to the GP who then gave me a futher 4 days of penicillin and said the swab came back with strep throat which was sensitive to penicillin. Then after these four days i felt ok again but got ill a couple of days later and went back to the GP who then gave me 250mg of penicillin to be taken 8 times a day for 7 days. The same thing happened..it made me better then a few days after i finnished the course i got ill again. I went back to my Gp and am now on erythromycin stearate but nothing seems to be happening. Why wont it go away?If i hadnt gone to the GP would it be better by now?
.
03/30/08
Reply
  It wouldn't be better if you hadn't gone to the GP.
You may have a weakened immune system which is why you haven't stayed better.

I agree that you ought to go to an ENT MD. However, if the ENT tell you to get tonsils out...go for 2nd opinion.

To boost immune system immediately:

Vit. C 2000mg. every 2 hours
Suck on Zinc lozenges.
Suck on cough drops with eucalyptus.
Zinc 50 mg.
Echineacea
Goldenseal root (only 5 days in a row)
Astragalus

Hope you feel better soon.
knicname
03/30/08
Erythromycin benzoyl peroxide?
Erythromycin benzoyl peroxide?
when i put it on it feels like a scrub
the solution feels like it has millions of beeds in them
so when i put it on i end up srubbing my face with it
is it sopose to feel like that?

(Additional Details)


it feels like you can exfoliate with it

how is it sopose to feel like ?
dasha
05/18/07
Reply
  Benzamycin may increase sensitivity to the sun leading to sunburns. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided and sunscreen should be used over treated areas if sun exposure cannot be avoided. Benzamycin should not be applied to sunburned skin, cuts, eyes, nose or lips.
stealth
05/23/07
which skincare product would be better for acne prone sensitive skin based on the ingredients?
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A Palmitate 30,000 I.U/gm, Vitamin E (tocopherol Acetate) 50 I.U/gm.
Inactive Ingredients: Dieonized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Ivy Extract, Butcher's Broom Extract, Marigold Flower Oil, Seaweeds, Lemongrass, Lemon And Cucumber Fruit Extracts, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Oil Of Borage, Allantoin, Wheat Protein Amino Acids, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Urea, Triethanolamine, Collodial Sulfur, Methylparaben.

Or



Active Ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.

Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), ethoxydiglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, panthenol, allantoin, xanthan gum, ceteareth-20, carbomer, triethanolamine, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).
bobby
01/18/09
Reply
  The first list of 'natural' things - give it a whirl -

Benzoyl peroxide is great at drying out pimples, and bacteria but does a # on sensitive skin
kelly e
01/18/09
How long do I have to wait before I am allowed to take Cefdinir?
I have taken erythromycin two hours ago. but that antibiotic was not really helping, so my doctor prescribed me Cefdinir. How long must I wait before I can take Cefdinir, or do I not have to wait at all. Will it interfere with the first antibiotic I was taking? (erythromycin) By the way I have a strep throat thats why I was prescribed theses, so please help! Can I take Cefdinir right away?
Adam
07/10/11
Reply
  I think you can take it right now because there are no interactions between the two drugs.

http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=542-0,1009-0
nochocolate
07/10/11
erythromycin?
is it ok for acne?
Leo H
03/09/07
Reply
  Instead of administering ERYTHROMYCIN (Antibiotic) you may try the following and I hope it will be helpful.
TOPICAL DRUGS. Treatment for mild noninflammatory acne consists of reducing the formation of new comedones with topical tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, adapalene, or salicylic acid. Tretinoin is especially effective because it increases turnover (death and replacement) of skin cells. When complicated by inflammation, topical antibiotics may be added to the treatment regimen. Improvement is usually seen in two to four weeks.

Topical medications are available as cream, gel, lotion, or pad preparations of varying strengths. They include antibiotics (agents that kill bacteria), such as erythromycin, clindamycin (Cleocin-T), and meclocycline (Meclan); comedolytics (agents that loosen hard plugs and open pores) such as the vitamin A acid tretinoin (Retin-A), salicylic acid, adapalene (Differin), resorcinol, and sulfur. Drugs that act as both comedolytics and antibiotics, such as benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid (Azelex), or benzoyl peroxide plus erythromycin (Benza-mycin),

Or if the acne problem is more you can consult a Skin Doctor.
jayaraman
03/09/07
Whats the best acne spot treatment?
the murad one worked rlly good for me. too bad its alot of shipping. is there any that have these ingredients?

Active Ingredients: Sulfur 3.0%
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Zinc Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Also i have that exfoliating acne treatment gel but i havent used it
i also have the clinique turnaround concentrate visible skin renewer
i dont know which works best!
Maaya
07/07/10
Reply
  Acne and bacteria on your face go hand in hand. Get rid of the bacteria and you get rid of the acne. Manuka honey from New Zealand with an activity of +15 will kill the bacteria, even that under the skin deep in you pores. Bacteria gone, acne gone. You can use the regular products or drugs that will dry the skin or have some side effect that are worse than the acne, or use a safe product that tastes good and has a lot of other good uses when your skin is health. Works well to keep away wrinkles too. If you do make it to a dermatologist let him or her know about this honey, since there is not much in it for them don't expect them to push it though.
Juanita
07/09/10
erythromycin benzoyl peroxide?
im am currently using erythromycin benzoyl peroxide

the problem was is that i cant wear it in the morning cause the solution is chunky
so when i put it on it looks like i was playing with glue on my hand and put it on my face
so i cant go outside with it on

im wodering if its sopose to be chunkie
i cant blend it to my skin to make it disapear it just stays on like that
all chunky on my face


also the worst part is that i was not told to put this in the fridge and i didnt read the instruction when i got it i just simply opened it and closed it and put it away the next day i read the instructions on how to aply and i had to mix the ingredients( it had no pouder to mix it looked mixed already i mixed it up it stayed looking chunkie and i put it on the fridge

so is it sopose to be chunky?
is my solution messed up?
can i go back to the pharmacy and ask them if they can switch it
is it possible to switch it?
dasha
05/17/07
Reply
  No, it is not supposed to be chunky. If you received a gel that was already mixed by the pharmacist, then you shouldn't have to do any mixing. The pharmacist will have already mixed erythromycin powder with ethyl alcohol and added it to the benzoyl peroxide. It should be ready to apply right from the jar. The medication should be stored in the refrigerator.

You really need to call the pharmacy and let them know that you didn't put it in the refrigerator and describe the consistency of the medicine. Chances are, you did mess it up.

If you look in the mirror after the medication is applied to your face and your face is white, then you applied too much of the medication.
RaeRae
05/17/07
can ery-tab(erythromycin) cause acid-reflux as a side-effect?
c-saw
07/04/08
Reply
  absolutely ask your md to give you something to prevent this otherwise swith to another antibiotic such as biaxin
vanessa
07/04/08
erythromycin benzoyl peroxide ?is it sopose to be chunky etc....?
im am currently using erythromycin benzoyl peroxide

the problem was is that i cant wear it in the morning cause the solution is chunky
so when i put it on it looks like i was playing with glue on my hand and put it on my face
so i cant go outside with it on

im wodering if its sopose to be chunkie
i cant blend it to my skin to make it disapear it just stays on like that
all chunky on my face


also the worst part is that i was not told to put this in the fridge and i didnt read the instruction when i got it i just simply opened it and closed it and put it away the next day i read the instructions on how to aply and i had to mix the ingredients( it had no pouder to mix it looked mixed already i mixed it up it stayed looking chunkie and i put it on the fridge

so is it sopose to be chunky?
is my solution messed up?
can i go back to the pharmacy and ask them if they can switch it
is it possible to switch it?
dasha
05/17/07
Reply
  The answerer above me is correct. The pharmacy always mixes mine, it is never chunky and it should blend into your skin without leaving a white residue. I would call the pharmacy or take it back in and ask them what to do or if they can fix it.
eskie lover
05/17/07
Has anyone use erythromycin benzoyl peroxide?
any tips on how to use it? to apply alot or a little?
Jean Claude
08/17/08
Reply
  First wash, rinse and dry the affected area. Then apply a small amount of the medication and rub in gently with fingertips or an applicator. Wash hands after use.
SZO
08/19/08
question about antibiotics?
if you are allergic to penicillin,erythromycin,ancef can you takeazithromycin?
defender163
10/08/08
Reply
  erthromycin and takeazithromycin belong to a group of antibiotic called macroloides that have cross-interaction to each other and the chance ot allergy emergence is high so i would try another gb as quinolone after doctor revision
dremadagwa
10/08/08
has anyone use erythromycin benzoyl peroxide?
for acne? any tips on how to apply it alot or a little please help.
Jean Claude
08/17/08
Reply
  I have been using it now for about months. I had to start with using it every second day and apply to only the infected areas. It does dry your skin out a lot and with me i used it every second day to start with as it dried my skin out so much it bcame red and itchy. Once i got used to it it worked really well for me. Good Luck!
Christy R
08/18/08

Pages : 1 2
Videos

Consumer feedback Disclaimer
Status updates

HaanabiReca: bit.ly/9sQiZi Erythromycin topical | Acne erythromycin | erythromycin eye: Without Prescription from Official Certified Pharmacy Fast...
HaanabiReca: bit.ly/9sQiZi Erythromycin ointment ophthalmic | Erythromycin topical gel | erythromycin acne: Without Prescription from Official Cer...
rachtheintern: erythromycin is horrible
flossyflop: @_tess Erythromycin mine are.
JhoanaMarie02: Freaking Erythromycin - I always have an upset stomach! good thing I only have to take it for 2 more days!
Dr_Hattivatti: Tx for neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis is erythromycin,which has to be administered systemically to decrease the risk of the pneumonia.