Erythromycin Lactobionate Generic Name:
Erythromycin Lactobionate (e-RITH-roe-MYE-sin LAK-toe-BYE-oh-nate)Brand Name:
Erythromycin Lactobionate - I.V.
Erythromycin Lactobionate is used for:
Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Erythromycin Lactobionate is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Do NOT use Erythromycin Lactobionate if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Erythromycin Lactobionate
- you are taking astemizole, cisapride, conivaptan, diltiazem, dofetilide, an ergot alkaloid (eg, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), everolimus, an HIV protease inhibitor (eg, ritonavir), imidazoles (eg, ketoconazole), nilotinib, pimozide, a QT-prolonging agent (eg, quinidine, sotalol), a quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin), a streptogramin (eg, quinupristin/dalfopristin), terfenadine, or verapamil
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Erythromycin Lactobionate :
Some medical conditions may interact with Erythromycin Lactobionate . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have diarrhea or stomach or intestinal infection
- if you have kidney or liver problems, an autoimmune disease (eg, myasthenia gravis), or a blood disorder (eg, porphyria)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Erythromycin Lactobionate . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Astemizole, cisapride, diltiazem, dofetilide, an HIV protease inhibitor (eg, ritonavir), imidazoles (eg, ketoconazole), nilotinib, pimozide, a QT-prolonging agent (eg, quinidine, sotalol), a quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin), a streptogramin (eg, quinupristin/dalfopristin), terfenadine, or verapamil because side effects, such as heart toxicity or irregular heartbeat, may occur. Check with your doctor if you have questions about which medicines may affect your heartbeat.
- Conivaptan, ergot alkaloids (eg, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), or everolimus because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Erythromycin Lactobionate
- Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for aches and pains, allergies, blood thinning, breathing problems, cancer, diabetes, erection problems, gout, heart problems, high blood calcium levels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, HIV infection, inflammation, infections, low blood sodium levels, migraine, mood or mental problems, overactive bladder, Parkinson disease, prevention of organ transplant rejection, seizures, stomach problems, trouble sleeping), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements (eg, herbal teas, coenzyme Q10, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, St. John's wort) may also interact with Erythromycin Lactobionate . Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines might interfere with Erythromycin Lactobionate .
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Erythromycin Lactobionate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Erythromycin Lactobionate :
Use Erythromycin Lactobionate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Erythromycin Lactobionate is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Erythromycin Lactobionate at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Erythromycin Lactobionate . Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
- Do not use Erythromycin Lactobionate if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
- To clear up your infection completely, use Erythromycin Lactobionate for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
- If you miss a dose of Erythromycin Lactobionate , contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Erythromycin Lactobionate .
Important safety information:
- Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
- Erythromycin Lactobionate only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
- Be sure to use Erythromycin Lactobionate for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
- Long-term or repeated use of Erythromycin Lactobionate may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you use Erythromycin Lactobionate before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Rarely, patients taking Erythromycin Lactobionate have developed reversible hearing loss. This risk is greater if you have kidney problems or you take high doses of Erythromycin Lactobionate . Contact the doctor if you develop decreased hearing or hearing loss.
- Erythromycin Lactobionate may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using Erythromycin Lactobionate .
- Lab tests, including liver function or kidney function, may be performed while you use Erythromycin Lactobionate . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Erythromycin Lactobionate while you are pregnant. Erythromycin Lactobionate is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Erythromycin Lactobionate , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Erythromycin Lactobionate :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Mild irritation, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; decreased hearing or hearing loss; fast or irregular heartbeat; muscle weakness; red, swollen, peeling, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or eyes).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Erythromycin Lactobionate :
Store Erythromycin Lactobionate at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep tightly closed. Keep Erythromycin Lactobionate out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Erythromycin Lactobionate , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Erythromycin Lactobionate is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Erythromycin Lactobionate . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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