Erythromycin is a type of medicine known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins, the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers.You can buy without a doctor’s appointment erythromycin australia Erythromycin doesn’t directly kill the bacteria but leaves them unable to increase in numbers. The remaining bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system. This treats the infection.
Erythromycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of infections.
You should not use erythromycin ophthalmic if you are allergic to it, or if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. This medication is used to only treat infections caused by bacteria.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics can sometimes cause inflammation of the bowel (colitis). For this reason, if you get diarrhoea that becomes severe or persistent or contains blood or mucus, either during or after taking erythromycin, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Erythromycin tablets, capsules, suspension and injection are used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as the following:
- Bacterial infections of the lungs (chest or lower respiratory tract), eg bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, Legionnaires’ disease.
- A whooping cough. Erythromycin may also be prescribed to prevent this infection in people who haven’t been vaccinated against whooping cough and who are in close contact with someone who has it.
- Bacterial infection of the nasal passages, sinuses or throat (upper respiratory tract infection), eg sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis.
- Bacterial infection of the middle ear (otitis media) or outer ear canal (otitis externa).
- Bacterial mouth infections, eg gum disease (gingivitis), Vincent’s angina.
- Bacterial infection of the eyelids (blepharitis).
- Bacterial infections of the skin or soft tissue, eg boil, abscesses, cellulitis, impetigo, erysipelas.