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Erythromycin

Description

Erythromycin is an antibiotic, macrolide, that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis

Action

antibiotic, inhibits bacterial protein synthesis

Indications

acne vulgaris, Actinomyces sp., amebiasis, Bacillus anthracis, Bordetella pertussis, Borrelia burgdorferi, bowel preparation, bronchitis, Brucella sp., burn wound infection, Campylobacter jejuni, chancroid, Chlamydia sp., Chlamydia trachomatis, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium sp., conjunctivitis, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium minutissimum, Corynebacterium sp., diabetic gastroparesis, diphtheria, endocarditis prophylaxis, Entamoeba histolytica, Erysipelothrix sp., gastroenteritis, gonorrhea, Haemophilus ducreyi, Haemophilus influenzae (º-lactamase negative), Haemophilus influenzae (º-lactamase positive), Helicobacter pylori, Legionella pneumophila, Legionnaire's disease, Listeria monocytogenes, Lyme disease, lymphogranuloma venereum, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Neisseria sp., Nocardia asteroides, non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), ophthalmia neonatorum, otitis media, lower respiratory tract infections, Pasteurella sp., pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Peptococcus sp., Peptostreptococcus sp., pertussis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, Propionibacterium acnes, rheumatic fever prophylaxis, Rickettsia sp., sinusitis, skin and skin structure infections, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus sp., Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A º-hemolytic streptococci), Streptococcus sp., surgical prophylaxis, syphilis, tetanus, trachoma, Treponema pallidum, upper respiratory tract infections, Ureaplasma urealyticum, urethritis, Viridans streptococci,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, anorexia, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, erythema, hearing loss, hepatitis, injection site reaction, interstitial nephritis, jaundice, maculopapular rash, nausea/vomiting, pruritus, pseudomembranous colitis, QT prolongation, thrombophlebitis, tinnitus, torsade de pointes, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions



Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.

 

 

 

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