Erythrocin Stearate is an active component used in the treatment of various bacterial infections. It is sold under the same name as a brand. This antibiotic is offered as Enteric-Coated Tablet for oral administration. A leading pharmaceutical company, Abbott pharmaceutical manufactures this drug. It is offered in a dosage of 250 mg.
Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories
Active Ingredient: This medicine is sold under the name of its active component, Erythromycin Stearate. This active component is the stearate salt form of erythromycin, a topical macrolide antibiotic with antibacterial activity. It diffuses through the bacterial cell membrane and binds to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome. It also prevents bacterial protein synthesis. It might be bacteriostatic or bactericidal in action.
Indications: Given the microbial antibiotic is approved for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. It can be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. This antibiotic is a macrolide antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Erythrocin Stearate is used in the treatment or prevention of only bacterial infections not work for viral infections like a common cold, flu.
Action Mechanism: The action mechanism of this antibiotic by restricting the growth of bacteria. It should not be used to treat viral infections. This drug may also be used to treat a certain type of stomach condition involving slowed digestion
Dosages: The popular branded antibiotic Erythrocin Stearate is available in dosage given below:
- 250 mg: It should be consumed exactly as directed by the doctor, usually before a meal. It is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach
Note: Medical history should be discussed especially of kidney disease, liver disease, a certain type of muscle disease, myasthenia gravis to avoid serious side effects.