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  • Knowledgebase: Antibiotic Information and Questions

    Questions about types of antibiotics, when to use them, and side-effects of using them.

    16. Erythromycin - Top

    Erythromycin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for infections of the skin, throat, and chest.

    People that are allergic to Bactroban, Zithromax, or Biaxin have a good chance of being allergic to Erythromycin as well.

    The most common side effects of Erythromycin are skin rash and stomach cramps. If your child experiences cramps with Erythromycin, try to work through it- cut out juices, and avoid fatty foods, and give it a chance.

    Erythromycin, like any antibiotic, can take up to 3 days to work- please be patient unless your child is getting worse or new symptoms. - Updated: March 9, 2001

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