Abomacetin

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Abomacetin Brand Name(s): Abomacetin and Abomacetin.

Uses

What is Abomacetin® (erythromycin) used for?

Abomacetin® is commonly used for the treatment of infectious inflammatory diseases caused by micro-organisms sensitive to erythromycin, including diphtheria, pertussis, trachoma, brucellosis, a disease called Legionnaires, sore throat, scarlet fever, otitis media, sinusitis, cholecystitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea, syphilis.

Also, this drug is used for infectious inflammatory diseases caused by pathogens (e.g., staphylococci), which are resistant to penicillin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, streptomycin.

There are two types of using:

  • For external use: acne vulgaris
  • For local use: the infectious inflammatory diseases of eyes

How should I take Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Take erythromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

If a child is using this medicine, tell your doctor if the child has any changes in weight. Erythromycin doses are based on weight in children.

Do not crush, chew, or break a delayed-release capsule or tablet. Swallow it whole.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Erythromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

How do I store Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Abomacetin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Abomacetin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Abomacetin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Abomacetin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

To store the liquid medicine

You may need to store liquid medicine in a refrigerator. Carefully follow the storage directions on your medicine label. Liquid medicine expires after a short period of time. Throw away any unused liquid as directed.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic to any ingredients of Abomacetin®
  • A history of jaundice
  • Liver function
  • Hypersensitivity to macrolides

Also, you should notice that:

  • Tell your doctor if you take medicine to treat a heart rhythm disorder.
  • Medications that increase the acidity of gastric juice and acidic drinks inactivate erythromycin.
  • Erythromycin cannot drink with milk and dairy products.
  • The use of erythromycin containing benzene for IV injection sometimes accompanied by the development of a fatal syndrome Gaspinga in children, as well as acute hepatitis drug in adults and children.
  • This medicine can cause unusual results with certain lab tests of the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using erythromycin.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Abomacetin® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Abomacetin®. Abomacetin® is pregnancy risk category B, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Common side effects may include:

  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite

Get emergency medical help if you notice any of these signs of an allergic reaction to erythromycin:

  • Hives
  • Difficult breathing
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Diarrhea (that is watery or bloody)
  • Headache with chest pain and severe dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fast or pounding heartbeats
  • Hearing problems (rare)
  • Liver problems including nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Severe skin reaction including fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body), blistering and peeling

Older adults may be more likely to have serious side effects from erythromycin, including hearing loss, or a life-threatening fast heart rate.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Abomacetin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Abomacetin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Abomacetin® (erythromycin)?

Abomacetin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

To make sure erythromycin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • An electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood)
  • A history of long QT syndrome

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this Abomacetin® (erythromycin).

What is the dose of Abomacetin® (erythromycin) for an adult?

The dose will depend on the location and severity of infection, the sensitivity of the parasite.

The recommended dose for adult may include:

  • In adults, the daily dose is 1-4 g.
  • Multiplicity is 4 times/day.
  • The treatment course of 5-14 days after the disappearance of symptoms treatment should be continued for a further 2 days.
  • Accepts up to 1 hour before eating or 2-3 hours after eating.

The ointment is applied to the affected area and in diseases of the eye lay behind the lower eyelid. The dose, frequency and duration of application is determined individually.

What is the dose of Abomacetin® (erythromycin) for a child?

The dose for children under the age of 3 months is 20-40 mg / kg / day.

The dose for children aged from 4 months to 18 years is 30-50 mg / kg / day.

Multiplicity is 4 times / day.

The treatment course of 5-14 days after the disappearance of symptoms treatment should be continued for a further 2 days.

Accepts up to 1 hour before eating or 2-3 hours after eating.

The ointment is applied to the affected area and in diseases of the eye lay behind the lower eyelid. The dose, frequency and duration of application is determined individually.

How is Abomacetin® (erythromycin) available?

Abomacetin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Ointment

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Abomacetin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

 

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Review Date: March 8, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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