Era (Erythromycin Stearate)
What is Era (Erythromycin Stearate) used for?
Era (Erythromycin Stearate) is an oral macrolide antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection. It is commonly used to treat infections affecting the lungs, skin, soft tissues, middle ear, urinary tract, respiratory tract, eyes, or other conditions such as Gonorrhoea or syphilis. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medicines or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Era (Erythromycin Stearate)?
Era (Erythromycin Stearate) is normally administered once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medicine before being told 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.
What are the side effects of Era (Erythromycin Stearate)?
The use of Era (Erythromycin Stearate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects including severe headaches, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, intense diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, liver problems, or severe skin reactions. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Era (Erythromycin Stearate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to erythromycin or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have porphyrias, myasthenia gravis, an abnormal heart rhythm, decreased liver function, or severely reduced kidney function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Strictly use Era (Erythromycin Stearate) 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.
Era (Erythromycin Stearate) 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.