Erythromycin (also known as eryth ethylsuc) is a macrolide antibiotic which
has an antimicrobial spectrum similar to or slightly wider than that of
penicillin, and is often used for people who have an allergy to penicillins. For
respiratory tract infections, it has better coverage of atypical organisms,
including mycoplasma. It is also used to treat outbreaks of chlamydia, syphilis,
acne and gonorrhea.
Brand names include Robimycin, E-Mycin, E.E.S. Granules, E.E.S.-200, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, Erymax, Ery-Tab, Eryc, Erypar, EryPed, Eryped 200, Eryped 400, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, Erythrocot, E-Base, Ilosone, MY-E, Pediamycin, Zineryt and PCE Dispertab.
See: Telithromycin (KetekŪ) Eye Ointment
[2012 June] Whooping cough treatment by Hilary Butler
[Media UK, 1996] Meningitis clusters linked to antibiotics (erythromycin)
Infant Antibiotic (erythromycin) Can Cause Severe Stomach Disorder
[Media September 9, 2004] Study links antibiotic use, heart attack
In patients taking erythromycin along with other drugs that increase its concentration in the blood, the risk of cardiac death was more than five times greater, Ray and his colleagues found. That translates to six deaths for every 10,000 people taking erythromycin for the typical two weeks while on the other drugs. [Media September 9, 2004] Study links antibiotic use, heart attack
[2015 Eye Ointment] In Canada erythromycin is administered. The prophylaxis drops are a preventative treatment and is still mandatory in some provinces – Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Pediatricians and midwives want the practice to be changed. “The research shows this practice is ineffective, outdated and unethical,” said midwife Liza van de Hoef. http://globalnews.ca/news