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The antibacterial spectrum of erythromycin is similar to that of penicillin
and it therefore provides an alternative in penicillin hypersensitive patients.
It acts by inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 50S ribosomal
jaundice if give for more than 14 days
- nausea and vomiting
deafness when given in high doses, or to patients with renal or hepatic failure
Routes of administration:
- tablets, capsules, mixture,
suspension or granules
- a standard dose is 250-500 mg every 6 hr
The summary of
product characteristics must be consulted before prescribing this drug.
and Therapeutics Bulletin 1995;33 (10): 76-8.
- Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance
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