What is erythromycin gel used for?
Erythromycin topical preparations are used on the skin to help control acne. They may be used alone or with one or more other medicines that are applied to the skin or taken by mouth for acne. They may also be used for other problems, such as skin infections, as determined by your doctor.
Is erythromycin gel over the counter?
Erythromycin is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
How long does erythromycin take to work on acne?
If your acne does not improve within 3 to 4 weeks, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional. However, treatment of acne may take up to 8 to 12 weeks before you see full improvement.
What is Erygel used for?
This medication is used to treat acne. It helps to reduce the number of pimples. Erythromycin is an antibiotic (macrolide-type). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
How do you use inderm?
Wash and gently dry your skin, and then apply a thin layer of solution to the area where your spots occur. Use the solution twice a day, preferably in the morning and the evening. Wash your hands well after you have finished using it. Do not use the solution on any areas of skin which are sunburnt or sore.
What is the brand name for erythromycin?
BRAND NAME(S): Erythrocin. USES: Erythromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections. Erythromycin is known as a macrolide antibiotic.
Can you use salicylic acid with erythromycin?
Coadministration of Erythromycin with medications, causing desquamation of the epidermis (such as benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur) may increase erythromycin side effects. Coadministration of another local antibacterial agent is contraindicated.
Does erythromycin clear acne?
Antibiotics, like erythromycin, work by killing germs (bacteria) that can contribute to acne. They also reduce inflammation. Erythromycin usually works well to clear acne spots which are inflamed and any surrounding skin inflammation.
How long does it take for erythromycin gel to work?
It can take 8 to 12 weeks of treatment to see the full effects of this medicine. Do not wash your face more than 2 to 3 times a day. Frequent washing can make your skin very dry, scale or peel. Let your doctor or health care professional know if this happens.