A / T / S Side Effects
Generic Name: erythromycin topical
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of erythromycin topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name A / T / S.
Not all side effects for A / T / S may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to erythromycin topical: topical gel/jelly, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical solution, topical swab
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by erythromycin topical (the active ingredient contained in A / T / S). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Some of the side effects that can occur with erythromycin topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:For erythromycin ointmentLess common
- Dry or scaly skin
- stinging or burning feeling
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to erythromycin topical: topical gel, topical ointment, topical solution, topical swab
Local side effects are the most commonly reported adverse effects of topical erythromycin, and have included dryness, burning, tenderness, pruritus, desquamation, erythema, and oiliness. A single case of generalized urticarial reaction has been reported.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included eye irritation.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Akne-Mycin (erythromycin topical)" Healthpoint, Fort Worth, TX.
2. "Product Information. A / T / S 2% Topical Gel (erythromycin topical)" Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.
3. Fisher AA "Adverse reactions to topical clindamycin, erythromycin and tetracycline." Cutis 32 (1983): 415,419,424,428
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