ERYTHROMYCIN BASE (E-MYCIN, ERY-TAB, ERYC)

Erythromycin base (E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Eryc); Antibacterial, Macrolide; Cap, DR: 250 mg
Gel: 2% [30, 60 gm]
Oint: 2% [25 gm]
Ophth oint: 5 mg/gm [1, 3.5 gm]
Soln, topical: 1.5% [60 mL], 2% [60 mL]
Tab: 250, 333, 500 mg
Tab. DR: 250, 333, 500 mg; Oral: 30-50 mg/kg/day q6-8h (max 2 gm/day)
Ophthalmic: Apply to the infected eye one or more times daily
Prophylaxis of neonatal gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis: 0.5-1 cm ribbon of ointment instilled into each conjunctival sac
Pre-op for bowel surgery: 20 mg/kg PO at 1 pm, 2 pm, 11 pm the day before surgery (in combination with oral neomycin and mechanical cleansing)
May increase theophylline level; frequent GI upset.
Topical: Apply bid.
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