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Erythromycin is a medication prescribed to treat bacterial eye infections and pink eye, particularly in newborns.

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What is Erythromycin?

Erythromycin eye ointment is classified as a macrolide antibiotic used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, pink eye, and some cases of stye. However, it doesn’t treat infections caused by viruses.

Uses of Erythromycin

Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment uses include the treatment of bacterial eye infections, including pink eye. Erythromycin ointment for the eye may also be prescribed for a style that does not resolve.

How does it works?

Erythromycin ointment belongs to the macrolide antibiotic class. These medications work by halting the growth of bacteria by stopping them from producing the proteins that they need to survive.

What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Erythromycin?

The generic erythromycin ointment dosage is 5 mg/g (1 g, 3.5 g).
The typical dosage for this ointment is applied in the affected eye(s) up to 4 to 6 times a day.

How to take it?

This medication is formulated to be used in the eyes only. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the medication. Tilting your head back slightly, pull your lower eyelid down gently with your index finger to form a pouch. Avoid touching the tip of the tube, your eye, or fingertips to prevent contamination. After that squeeze the end of the tube to apply a thin ointment layer to the lower eyelid’s inside. Use the medication as directed. The typical dose of Erythromycin for pink eye is to put 1 cm of ointment in the affected eye/eyes 4 to 6 times a day, depending on the severity of the infection.

Side effects of Erythromycin

Common side effects of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment include:

  • Irritation at the site of application

Some serious side effects include: 

  • Allergic reactions that manifest as a skin rash, hives, itching or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Worsening eye pain or redness, irritation and discharge

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  • Erythromycin eye ointment, 3.5g
  • Apply a half-centimeter strip in your eyes up to 6 times a day

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Precautions and Contraindications

  • In order to prevent the possibility of contamination, don’t let the tip of the tube touch the eye or other surfaces as this may result in infection and vision loss.
  • To prevent your infection from getting worse, don’t wear contact lenses while using the erythromycin eye ointment. Your doctor will inform you when it’s safe to wear contacts again.
  • Do not use any other eye products simultaneously before asking your healthcare provider.

FAQs about Erythromycin prescription online

Does Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment expire?

The medication’s expiry date is mentioned on the tube. Once it has passed that date, it should be discarded. 

How many days do you use Erythromycin ointment?

The usual duration of treatment for an eye infection is 7 days. 1 cm ribbon is applied into the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily for 7 days.

What is an alternative to Erythromycin?

Some alternatives to Erythromycin ophthalmic include:

Is Erythromycin the same as Amoxicillin?

No, Erythromycin comes under a macrolide antibiotic, whereas Amoxicillin is classified under penicillins. If you have a history of penicillin allergy, erythromycin eye ointment is a safer option for you. 

How should I store Erythromycin ointment?

Do not freeze the ointment; instead, store it at room temperature, ideally between 15-30 degrees C. Make sure that you discard any unused ointment after the expiration date.

How soon can I expect to see improvement?

Symptoms of an eye infection should improve within 2-3 days. You should notify your physician if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.

Can Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment be used on the skin?

Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is specifically formulated for use on the surface of the eyes. It should not be used on any other parts of the body.

Is Erythromycin over the counter?

Erythromycin is available only with a doctor’s prescription. A prescription can easily be obtained through telehealth. 

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