Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections by killing bacteria and slowing their growth.
A wide range of bacterial infections can be treated with Erythromycin such as pelvic inflammatory disease and listeriosis. It also can treat skin and chlamydia infections as well as syphilis. Erythromycin is commonly prescribed to treat upper respiratory tract infections, such as Staphylococcus, Haemophilus, and Streptococcus.
Erythromycin is prescribed in the following forms: tablets, film-coated tablets, film-coated tablets, suspension, powder and granules for suspension under the various trademarks, including Ilosone. Today, more often generic Erythromycin equivalents are prescribed to people by their doctors. Generic Erythromycin has a lower price with the same quality as it produces by the same formula as the branded medications.
Erythromycin can’t kill viruses, so it won’t treat virus infections. Using it to treat viral infections can cause the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.