Erythromycin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats or prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold, flu.

Erythromycin FAQ

What is Erythromycin used for?

Erythromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

How should I take Erythromycin?

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually before a meal.

What are the possible side effects of Erythromycin?

Common side effects include stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

Can I buy Erythromycin without a prescription?

Erythromycin is a prescription antibiotic and cannot be bought without a prescription.

Is Erythromycin effective against viral infections?

No, Erythromycin only treats or prevents bacterial infections, not viral infections like the common cold or flu.

How quickly does Erythromycin work?

The effects of Erythromycin are usually seen within a few days of starting the medication.

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