Erycette 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 Erycette.

Not all side effects for Erycette 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

Along with its needed effects, erythromycin topical (the active ingredient contained in Erycette) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of erythromycin topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

For erythromycin ointmentLess common
  • Peeling
  • redness
For erythromycin pledget (swab), topical gel, or topical liquid form More common
  • Dry or scaly skin
  • irritation
  • itching
  • stinging or burning feeling
Less common
  • Peeling
  • redness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to erythromycin topical: topical gel, topical ointment, topical solution, topical swab

Local

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.

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included eye irritation.

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