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Indications

For topical treatment of acne, pimples & bacterial skin infections susceptible to Erythromycin.

Pharmacology

Erythromycin is a bacteriostatic macrolide antibiotic. But may be bactericidal in high concentrations. Although the mechanism by which Erythromycin acts in reducing the inflammatory lesions of acne vulgaris is unknown, it is presumably due to the antibiotic action of the drug.

Dosage & Administration

Apply in morning and evening to the affected areas. Before applying thoroughly wash with warm water and soap, rinse and pat dry all areas to be treated. Apply with fingertips or applicator. Wash hands after use. Spread the medication lightly rather than rubbing it in. Acne lesions on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back may be treated in this manner. Additional containers may be used, if needed. Each container should be used once and discarded.

Interaction

Clindamycin interacts with Erythromycin.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Erythromycin or to any of the other ingredients of the lotion.

Side Effects

Erythema, desquamation, burning sensation, eye irritation, tenderness, dryness, oily skin etc.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Safety for use during pregnancy has not been established. Use only when the potential benefits outweigh potential hazards to the fetus. Erythromycin is excreted in breast milk. Exercise caution when administering to a nursing mother.

Precautions & Warnings

For external use only. Keep away from eyes, nose, mouth and other mucous membrane. Use of antibiotics (especially prolonged or repeated therapy) may result in bacterial or fungal overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms. Such overgrowth may lead to a secondary infection. Take appropriate measures if superinfections occur.

Use in Special Populations

Safety and effectiveness in children less than 12 years have not been established.

Therapeutic Class

Topical antibiotics for Acne

Storage Conditions

Keep below 25°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.