Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole

Generic Name : Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole

Pronunciation : er ith roe mye' sin - sul fi sox' a zole

Latest prescription information about Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotic Combination

Trade Names/Brand Names of Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole

International- E.S.P., Eryzole, Pediazole, Sulfimycin.

Why is Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a macrolide and sulfonamide antibiotic combination, prescribed for acute otitis media. This medication fights against the bacteria present in the body.  

When should Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns, pregnant and breastfeeding women and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole?

Dose is based on patient's condition.

How should Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole be taken?

It comes as a liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, anemia, asthma, enzyme deficiency (G6PD), yellowing of the skin or eyes, intestinal inflammation, heart problems, fast or irregular heartbeat, who are taking other medications, and in elderly.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
It may aggravate weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis.

What are the side effects of Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole?

   Gastrointestinal : Stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, stomach pain and sore throat.
   Heart : Palpitations and fast heart rate.
   Genitourinary : Increased levels of creatinine and BUN.
   Blood : Decreased white blood cells and platelets.
   Respiratory : Cough and difficulty in breathing.
   Allergic Reactions : Severe skin rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing and wheezing.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, joint pain, blood in urine, unusual bleeding or bruising, darkness of skin, weakness, chills, yellowing of the skin or eyes and tarry stools.

What are the other precautions for Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole?

Keep it in the refrigerator, and throw away any unused medication after 14 days. Do not freeze.

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