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Revised: 11/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Erythrocin Tablets 100mg
 Active ingredient:
Erythromycin stearate
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 9.7 mm, thickness: 4.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
エリスロシン錠100mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine shows antibacterial effect by inhibiting bacterial growth. It is a macrolide antibiotic to be used in the treatment of infection.
It is usually used in the treatment of wide-range infections such as respiratory infections, otorhinological infections and dermatological infections.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have liver dysfunction or cardiac disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 8 to 12 tablets (800 to 1,200 mg [titer] of erythromycin) daily, in 4 to 6 divided doses. For children, take 25 to 50 mg (titer) per kilogram of the body weight daily, in 4 to 6 divided doses.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms in any case, however, the maximum dose for children is limited to the adult dose. This preparation contains 100 mg (titer) of erythromycin in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, gastric pain, meteorism (bloated abdomen due to gas), rash and hives. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fever, loss of appetite, nausea  [serious colitis with bloody stool such as pseudomembranous colitis]
  • palpitation, chest discomfort, chest pain  [ventricular tachycardia, QT prolongation]
  • dyspnea, sudden onset of muscular contraction, redness with general itch  [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • cutaneous red rash, blister, conjunctival congestion  [toxic epidermal necrolysis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome]
  • decreased urine output, swelling, headache  [acute renal failure (acute interstitial nephritis)]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.