Drug interactions between dirithromycin and erythromycin
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between dirithromycin and erythromycin - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
A total of 72 drugs (592 brand and generic names) are known to interact with dirithromycin.
- Dirithromycin is in the drug class macrolides.
- Dirithromycin is used to treat the following conditions:
- Erythromycin is a member of the drug class macrolides.
- Erythromycin is used to treat the following conditions:
- Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention
- Bowel Preparation
- Bullous Pemphigoid
- Campylobacter Gastroenteritis
- Chlamydia Infection
- Dental Abscess
- Legionella Pneumonia
- Lyme Disease
- Lymphogranuloma Venereum
- Mycoplasma Pneumonia
- Nongonococcal Urethritis
- Ocular Rosacea
- Otitis Media
- Rheumatic Fever Prophylaxis
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
- Strep Throat
- Syphilis, Early
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: erythromycin
Food decreases the levels of erythromycin in your body. Take erythromycin on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, some erythromycin products may be taken without regard to meals. Ask your healthcare provider about your particular prescription if you are uncertain of how to take it. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice may increase erythromycin levels but how this may affect you is not known. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'macrolide-type antibiotics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'macrolide-type antibiotics' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.