Erythrokem 500 Tablet

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Erythrokem 500 Tablet Information

Erythrokem 500 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Erythrokem 500 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Erythrokem 500 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Erythrokem 500 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Erythrokem 500 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Erythrokem 500 Tablet has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Erythrokem 500 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Erythrokem 500 Tablet related warnings section.

The section on Erythrokem 500 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Erythrokem 500 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Erythrokem 500 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Erythrokem 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Erythrokem 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Erythrokem 500 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Stye
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Erythrokem 500 Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Erythrokem 500 Tablet is used -

Moderate

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Erythema

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hearing Loss
  • पेट दर्द
  • Skin irritation

Erythrokem 500 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Erythrokem 500 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Erythrokem without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Erythrokem 500 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Erythrokem.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Erythrokem 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Using Erythrokem does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Erythrokem 500 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Erythrokem rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Erythrokem 500 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Erythrokem without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Erythrokem 500 Tablet with Other Drugs

Erythrokem 500 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Erythrokem 500 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Erythrokem 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Erythrokem 500 Tablet

  • Is this Erythrokem 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Erythrokem 500 Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Erythrokem 500 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Erythrokem 500 Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Erythrokem 500 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Erythrokem 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Erythrokem 500 Tablet


    Taking Erythrokem 500 Tablet with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Erythrokem 500 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Erythrokem 500 Tablet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Erythrokem 500 Tablet

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I discontinue Erythrokem on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuing Erythrokem on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

Question over 3 years ago

Can Erythrokem cause diarrhoea?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes Erythrokem can cause diarrhea. It is a common side effect of this drug. This condition arises due to an imbalance in the gut flora. Generally, most of the antibiotics kill colonies of "good" as well as "bad bacteria" resulting in the imbalance of microbes causing diarrhea. You are recommended to avoid heavy and spicy meals along with the intake of this medicine. Also, keep yourself hydrated and take ample rest in case of mild diarrhea. If you have severe diarrhea consult with your doctor instantly he/she will prescribe you medicines to reduce stool output. After you have completely recovered from diarrhea you can choose to have a "probiotic" to ensure the re-growth of good bacteria in your gut. 

Question almost 3 years ago

Does Erythrokem work for acne?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Erythrokem can be used for the treatment of acne. It works in acne by decreasing free fatty acids present in the skin surface lipids and also by reducing Propionibacterium acne counts in the skin and fights other bacteria causing agents hence helps in decreasing acne. 

Question over 3 years ago

Does Erythrokem cause nausea and vomiting?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Erythrokem causes nausea and vomiting, this occurs rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug. If it persist or becomes severe then discuss with your doctor immediately.

Question about 3 years ago

Can Erythrokem be used for tooth infection?

Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

Yes, Erythrokem can be used for the treatment of tooth infection (dental abscess) but it should be used only in those patients who are allergic to penicillin.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pce (erythromycin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 752-754



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