Althrocin Forte 250 Mg Syrup 30 Ml
Erythromycin is used as an antibiotic for various bacterial skin infections, caused due to minor cuts, scrapes or burns.
How does the drug work?
Erythromycin belongs to the class of macrolide antibiotics. Erythromycin disturbs the production of bacterial proteins which are essential for their survival. Thus, kills the bacteria that cause skin infections.
What are the common side effect?
The most common side effects of erythromycin include sensitization or allergic reactions which may cause skin redness, swelling or rash, irritation, burning, hearing difficulty, and decreased urination.
• Do not take Althrocin drug with food. Maintain a time gap of at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after the food.
• Avoid Althrocin medication if allergic to erythromycin or other drugs related to same class such as azithromycin, roxithromycin or clarithromycin.
• Avoid simultaneous usage of Althrocin with drugs containing magnesium or aluminium with erythromycin. Maintain a time gap of at least 2 hours before and after taking other drugs.
• In case of pregnancy and breast feeding consult the doctor before taking Althrocin drug.
1. Is erythromycin safe for children? Yes. Erythromycin is also available in syrup dosage form; it is safe for children if taken in the prescribed dose.
2. Is erythromycin similar to azithromycin in action? No. Though they both belong to the same group of class they differ in their potencies.
3. I am on erythromycin medication. I have skipped a dose and had food, what should I do? Take the medicine 2 hours after taking the food. If it’s time for the next dose skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose. Do not take both skipped as well as regular at a time.
4. Is it safe during pregnancy? Erythromycin is relatively safe during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before taking the drug.
5. Does erythromycin relieve the symptoms of flu? Flu is a viral infection, erythromycin is an anti-bacterial agent which is in-effective in treating viral infections.