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Erythromycin Side Effects

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Common Erythromycin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Erythromycin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Vomiting (64)
Rash (54)
Dyspnoea (45)
Nausea (44)
Diarrhoea (43)
Ototoxicity (35)
Urticaria (33)
Deafness (32)
Abdominal Pain (28)
Malaise (27)
Abdominal Pain Upper (27)
Renal Failure (23)
Rhabdomyolysis (23)
Hypersensitivity (19)
Swelling Face (19)
Pruritus (18)
Sepsis (17)
Pyrexia (17)
Caesarean Section (17)
Headache (16)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Erythromycin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9959180
Rash
This is a report of a 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from SG, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Erythromycin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Clarithromycin (clarithromycin)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rash after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin treatment in male patients, resulting in Rash side effect.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9869979
Blood Glucose Decreased, Malaise, Hypoglycaemia
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin Blood Glucose Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: toothache,gingivitis and used Erythromycin (dosage: 1 Df Tid) starting
Dec 01, 2013. After starting Erythromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Glucose Decreased, Malaise, HypoglycaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Erythromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Glucose Decreased, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9862128
Rash, Rash Macular, Rash Erythematous
This Rash problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: wound. On
Oct 29, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Cephalexin
When using Erythromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rash, Rash Macular, Rash ErythematousThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9838428
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Bilirubin Increased
This Alanine Aminotransferase Increased side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 78-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal motility disorder.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (drug dosage: 250 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on
Dec 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole
  • Bisoprolol (7.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Dexdor
  • Pantoprazole
  • Co-amoxiclav
  • Enoxaparin
  • Gabapentin (300 Mg, Bid)
  • Paracetamol
.After starting to take Erythromycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Bilirubin IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9812978
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Rib Fracture, Fall
This is a report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal motility disorder, who was treated with Erythromycin (dosage: Df, start time:
Dec 18, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Rib Fracture, Fall after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Alanine Aminotransferase Increased side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9812787
Pruritus, Skin Irritation, Acne, Confusional State
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: acne and used Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 02, 2013. After starting Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pruritus, Skin Irritation, Acne, Confusional StateAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9765623
Viith Nerve Paralysis, Dysphagia, Hypoaesthesia
This Viith Nerve Paralysis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: conjunctivitis. On
Dec 10, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Erythromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Viith Nerve Paralysis, Dysphagia, HypoaesthesiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Viith Nerve Paralysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9729957
Lipase Increased, Oedematous Pancreatitis, Abdominal Pain Upper
This Lipase Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: respiratory tract infection.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (drug dosage: 1000 Mg, Oral), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Erythromycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Lipase Increased, Oedematous Pancreatitis, Abdominal Pain UpperThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin. The patient was hospitalized.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9724674
Lip Swelling, Pharyngeal Oedema, Joint Swelling, Dysphonia
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NZ, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cellulitis, who was treated with Erythromycin (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 20, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Lip Swelling, Pharyngeal Oedema, Joint Swelling, Dysphonia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Lip Swelling side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9709003
Pruritus, Erythema
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from KR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Erythromycin (dosage: (25 Mg 1x, [single Dose Of 25 Mg] Oral)) starting NS. After starting Erythromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pruritus, ErythemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Doxycycline (doxycycline) ((10 Mg 1x, [single Dose Of 10 Mg] Oral))
Although Erythromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9700391
Post Procedural Complication, Mania
This Post Procedural Complication problem was reported by a health professional from CA. A 19-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Codeine Phosphate
  • Acetaminophen
  • Caffeine
When using Erythromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Post Procedural Complication, ManiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Post Procedural Complication, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9693863
Amnesia, Liver Function Test Abnormal
This Amnesia side effect was reported by a health professional from AU. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (erythromycin) (drug dosage: (df)), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (acetylsalicylic Acid) ((df))
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Docusate Sodium\sennosides
  • Vitamins Nos
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • Lactulos
  • Panadeine Co
  • Raeprazole Sodium
.After starting to take Erythromycin (erythromycin) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Amnesia, Liver Function Test AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin (erythromycin).
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9690674
Bullous Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Dyspnoea Exertional
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Erythromycin (erythromycin) (dosage: (df), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lymecycline (lymecycline) ((df))
  • Oxytetracycline (oxytetracycline) ((df))
  • Microgynon /00022701/
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Bullous Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Dyspnoea Exertional after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin (erythromycin) treatment in female patients, resulting in Bullous Lung Disease side effect.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9687583
Pancreatitis Acute
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin Pancreatitis Acute side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: corneal abrasion and used Erythromycin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Erythromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pancreatitis AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Erythromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pancreatitis Acute, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9684529
Oedematous Pancreatitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Lipase Increased
This Oedematous Pancreatitis problem was reported by a health professional from DE. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: respiratory tract infection. On
Oct 26, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin (dosage: 1000 Mg, Bid (0-1-1)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pantoprazol
When using Erythromycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oedematous Pancreatitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Lipase IncreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oedematous Pancreatitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9678671
Application Site Pain, Off Label Use
This Application Site Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: wound infection,dyspepsia,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2003. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitiza
  • Verapamil
.After starting to take Erythromycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Application Site Pain, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9678039
Interstitial Lung Disease, Bullous Lung Disease, Dyspnoea Exertional
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Erythromycin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Lymecycline
  • Microgynon
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Interstitial Lung Disease, Bullous Lung Disease, Dyspnoea Exertional after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Interstitial Lung Disease side effect.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9677558
Stevens-johnson Syndrome
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin Usp Rx 2% Erythra-derm 8f6 Stevens-johnson Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from TH was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Erythromycin Usp Rx 2% Erythra-derm 8f6 (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Erythromycin Usp Rx 2% Erythra-derm 8f6 the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Stevens-johnson SyndromeAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Erythromycin Usp Rx 2% Erythra-derm 8f6 demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Stevens-johnson Syndrome, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9665870
Abdominal Pain Upper, Faeces Discoloured, Malaise, Joint Swelling, Dizziness, Malaise
This Abdominal Pain Upper problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: endodontic procedure. On
Oct 24, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin 500 Mg Film Tab (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Erythromycin 500 Mg Film Tab, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal Pain Upper, Faeces Discoloured, Malaise, Joint Swelling, Dizziness, MalaiseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9665136
Mania, Psychotic Disorder
This Mania side effect was reported by a physician from CA. A 19-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (drug dosage: 800mg 2h Before Tooth Extraction Followed By 400mg 6h Later), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Erythromycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Mania, Psychotic DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin. The patient was hospitalized.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9643428
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
This is a report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Erythromycin (erythromycin) (dosage: Df, start time:
Sep 09, 2010), combined with:
  • Stelara (stelara-ustekinumab) (not Specified)
  • Drospirenone W/ethinylestradiol
  • Orlistat
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alanine Aminotransferase Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin (erythromycin) treatment in female patients, resulting in Alanine Aminotransferase Increased side effect.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9641996
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Arthritis, Blood Chloride Decreased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Bronchitis, Cholelithiasis, Glaucoma, Neuropathy Peripheral
This report suggests a potential Erythromycin Deep Vein Thrombosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Erythromycin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Erythromycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Deep Vein Thrombosis, Arthritis, Blood Chloride Decreased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Bronchitis, Cholelithiasis, Glaucoma, Neuropathy PeripheralAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol
  • Candesartan
  • Esomeprazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Omeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Diazepam
  • Alprazolam
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Erythromycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, may still occur.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9640357
Application Site Rash
This Application Site Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 36-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: acne. On NS this consumer started treatment with Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Erythromycin And Benzoyl Peroxide, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Application Site RashAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Application Site Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9625621
Pyloric Stenosis
This Pyloric Stenosis side effect was reported by a physician from US. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: ophthalmia neonatorum.The patient was prescribed Erythromycin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Sep 19, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ceftriaxone Shot
.After starting to take Erythromycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pyloric StenosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Erythromycin. The patient was hospitalized.
Erythromycin Side Effect Report#9617773
Psychotic Disorder, Hallucination, Visual, Mania, Affective Disorder, Delirium
This is a report of a 19-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pharyngitis bacterial,tooth extraction,prophylaxis,surgery, who was treated with Erythromycin (dosage: 800 Mg 2hrs Before Surgery Oral (400 Mg, 6 Hours Post Initial Dose), start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Psychotic Disorder, Hallucination, Visual, Mania, Affective Disorder, Delirium after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Erythromycin treatment in male patients, resulting in Psychotic Disorder side effect.


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The appearance of Erythromycin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Erythromycin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Vomiting 49
Rash 42
Dyspnoea 36
Diarrhoea 35
Urticaria 31
Nausea 30
Malaise 22
Deafness 20
Ototoxicity 20
Abdominal Pain 19

What are common Erythromycin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Renal Failure 21
Rhabdomyolysis 17
Ototoxicity 15
Vomiting 14
Nausea 13
Deafness 12
Rash 12
Pyrexia 11
Sepsis 10
Abdominal Pain 9

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    Erythromycin Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0168-0215
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameErythromycin
    Nameerythromycin
    Dosage FormSOLUTION
    RouteTOPICAL
    On market since19970930
    LabelerE. Fougera & Co. a division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)ERYTHROMYCIN
    Strength(s)20
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassDecreased Sebaceous Gland Activity [PE],Macrolide [EPC],Macrolide Antimicrobial [EPC],Macrolides [Ch

    Erythromycin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 879

    Erythromycin safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 48

    Reported hospitalizations: 270

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