Era (Erthromycin Stearate)
What is Era (Erthromycin Stearate) used for?
Era (Erthromycin Stearate) is a type of antibiotic, which is prescribed as a treatment for bacterial infections. Infections it is commonly prescribed to treat include diphtheria, Legionnaires' disease, bronchitis, whooping cough, venereal diseases, pneumonia, as well as bacterial infections affecting the ear, urinary tract, skin, intestine and others. It may sometimes be given to patients before undergoing surgery or dental procedures, in order to prevent infection.
How should I use Era (Erthromycin Stearate)?
If you have been prescribed Era (Erthromycin Stearate) tablets as a treatment for a bacterial infection, you should follow the instructions of your physician. Adult patients are normally told to take it 4 times per day at 6 hour intervals, or 3 times per day at 8 hour intervals. The period of time for which treatment is required varies, with patients usually being told to take it for 7 to 21 days, depending on the condition being treated. Some infections may require a longer period of treatment. However, you should continue to take it until you have finished the whole amount prescribed to you, otherwise your symptoms may return or worsen.
What are the side effects of Era (Erthromycin Stearate)?
Some possible side effects of Era (Erthromycin Stearate) include:
You should be aware that this medication may also cause other more serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you notice any serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Era (Erthromycin Stearate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.