No, your child will not get high on Erythrocin.
Erythrocin (erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of, or sometimes killing, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive. Erythrocin is used to treat many kinds of infections, including:
Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
Intestinal parasitic infections
Reproductive tract infections
Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
Urinary tract infections
Erythrocin is also prescribed to prevent rheumatic fever in people who are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs. It is prescribed before colorectal surgery to prevent infection. It is also used to treat certain sexually transmitted diseases.
- Erythrocin Information for Consumers
- Erythrocin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Erythrocin (detailed)
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