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Erythromycin Gel
Acne
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Drug Name:

Erythromycin Gel Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Erythromycin 2%; contains alcohol 92%.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Erythromycin Gel:

Acne vulgaris.

Adult:

Thoroughly cleanse and pat dry. Apply thin film to affected area 1–2 times a day.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid eyes, nose, mouth, and mucous membranes. Discontinue if no improvement after 6–8 weeks, or if condition worsens. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Additive irritation with other topical products (esp. abrasives, desquamating, or peeling agents).

Pharmacological Class:

Macrolide antibiotic.

Adverse Reactions:

Peeling, dryness, itching, erythema, oiliness, irritation, urticaria; pseudomembranous colitis.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Erygel.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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