E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)
What is E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) used for?
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) is an oral antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication destroys or prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly used to treat infections affecting the middle ear, eyes, soft tissues, skin, respiratory tract, lungs, urinary tract, or other bacterial conditions including Gonorrhoea or syphilis. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)?
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A snack or meal may be recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine prior to being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate)?
Side effects associated with the use of E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, dizziness, hearing problems, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, liver problems, or severe skin rashes. Contact your doctor as soon as you encounter any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to similar medications or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have myasthenia gravis, porphyrias, abnormal heart rhythms, decreased liver function, or severely reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
E-Mycin (Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.