ERYMAX 250MG GASTRO-RESISTANT HARD CAPSULES
Like all medicines, ERYMAX can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ERYMAX
Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor
immediately if you have difficulty breathing or
your mouth or throat begins to swell or if you
start suffering from a severe rash, itching or
other skin reactions, as these may be signs of
an allergic reaction.
Keep out of reach and sight of Children.
Other side effects include:
shown on the pack.
Rarely, skin rashes including itching and nettle
rash and inflammation of the pancreas have
been reported or more rarely severe skin
reactions with soreness, blistering and
Occasionally there have been reports of
ERYMAX causing a serious bowel infection.
What ERYMAX looks like and the contents of
ERYMAX is supplied as orange and clear
gelatine capsules containing white coated
Store in the original packaging and protect from
light and moisture.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What ERYMAX contains
erythromycin. It also contains cellulose acetate
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In addition, there have been isolated reports of
temporary confusion, hallucinations, fits,
vertigo, deafness and anormal heartbeats.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you.
them, even if their symptoms are the same
- If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
In this leaflet:
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1. WHAT ERYMAX IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
gastro-resistant hard capsules.
The active ingredient in them is erythromycin,
which belongs to a group of medicines called
If any of the above apply to you, you should
speak to your doctor before taking this
ERYMAX is used to treat ear, nose, throat and
chest infections. It can also be used to treat skin
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any medicines
obtained without a prescription. It is especially
important if you are taking any of the following
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ERYMAX
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terfenadine or astemizole.
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Are taking dihydroegotamine or erogotamine
Talk to your doctor before taking this product if
any of the above apply to you.
Take special care with ERYMAX if you:
- Suffer with a muscle disorder called myasthenia gravis.
- Are taking medicine for high blood cholesterol
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that you tell your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine and they will decide what
to do. It may still be safe for you to take
3. HOW TO TAKE ERYMAX
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doctor has told you. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Whilst you are taking ERYMAX your doctor may
occasionally check your liver function.
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different dose for you depending on what you
are being treated for.
If you are asked to provide a urine test, tell your
doctor that you are taking ERYMAX as it may
interfere with certain tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you might be
pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
Important information about some of the
ingredients of ERYMAX.
These capsules contain lactose. If you have
been told you have an intolerance to some
sugars contact you doctor before taking this
These capsules contain potassium which can
be harmful to people on a low potassium diet,
causing stomach upset and diarrhoea.
These capsules contain the colouring agent
allergic reactions in some people. If you think
you might have an intolerance to this you
should contact your doctor before taking this
The dose for children will depend upon their
weight and will be calculated by the doctor.
Capsules should be taken either before or with
meals and swallowed whole with a glass of
contents as this will affect the medicine.
Your doctor will tell you how long to keep taking
the medicine for. You should make sure you
complete the course of treatment prescribed
even if you start feeling better before finishing.
If you take more ERYMAX than you should
If you take too many capsules contact you
nearest hospital casualty department or tell
your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Take
this leaflet and any remaining capsules with
If you forget to take ERYMAX
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