Erythromycin 250mg Tablets

Erythromycin 250mg Tablets (168 tablets)

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Description for Erythromycin 250mg Tablets

Erythromycin 250mg tablets are available to buy online to treat rosacea in adults. They can help to clear up rosacea by killing the bacteria that cause the condition. Erythromycin is normally used where treatment with a topical rosacea treatment has failed.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

As a treatment for rosacea in adults, Erythromycin 250mg tablets can be bought online. Usually prescribed when a topical treatment has not cleared the condition, erythromycin kills the bacteria responsible for causing rosacea. This medication is a macrolide antibiotic and not related to penicillin and is usually prescribed to people who cannot take tetracycline antibiotics, including doxycycline, oxytetracycline and efacea. You can also approach The Independent Pharmacy for advice, where an online doctor may offer you prescription-strength medication to treat the condition.

This medication is prescribed as a six week course, during which time you take two 250mg tablets with fluid twice a day and before or after eating. Even if the skin seems to have cleared up, it is important that you complete the full course. It can take a few weeks before there are signs of improvement but, if it hasn’t cleared up by the end of the full course, another six week course will be prescribed. If, after twelve weeks, the condition prevails, Mirvaso or Rozex can be tried. If still no success, take advice from your doctor.

If you are allergic to macrolide antibiotics, erythromycin or any of the ingredients contained in this medication, may prove unsuitable to you.

If the patient has myasthenia gravis (a condition which causes muscles to become weak), liver problems, is pregnant, or is a breastfeeding mother, these tablets may not be prescribed.

This medication may prove unsuitable if your are taking tolterodine, mizolastine, simvastatin, terfenadine, amusulpride, ergotamine, or any blood thinners (anticoagulants) and other medications, so always consult your doctor.

 

Take TWO tablets TWICE daily for 6 - 12 weeks.

Erythromycin can be taken with or without food.

If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for your next dose. In this case leave out the missed dose and just take your next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

 

All medicines have the potential to cause side effects however most people will not experience any of the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Allergic skin reactions, such as rashes, hives or itching.
  • Disturbances of liver function.
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • Reversible hearing loss (usually only after large doses).
  • Abnormal heart beats (arrhythmias).
  • Inflammation of the large intestine (colitis).

If you do experience any of these unwanted side effects you should speak to your doctor or contact us for advice.

Prolonged treatment with antibiotics can sometimes cause overgrowth of other micro-organisms and can result in vaginal thrush in some women.

Each tablet contains 250mg erythromycin as the active ingredient.

The other inactive ingredients are: Maize starch, Croscarmellose sodium Type A, Povidone, Talc, Magnesium stearate(E572), Hypromellose(E464), Macrogol 6000, Erythrosine(E127), Methacrylic acid ethylacrylate copolymer (1:1) and Polysorbate 80(E433).

Always fully read the patient information leaflet with your medicine before taking Erythromycin tablets.

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is important that you finish the prescribed course of this erythromycin, even if your rosacea appears to have cleared up. Stopping the course early increases the chance that it will come back and that the bacteria will grow resistant to the antibiotic.

Broad-spectrum antibiotics, like erythromycin, can sometimes cause inflammation of the bowel (colitis). For this reason, if you get diarrhoea that becomes severe or persistent or contains blood or mucus, either during or after taking this medicine, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Erythromycin tablets should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless under strict supervision by your doctor.

If you suffer with any of the following medical conditions you should not purchase Erythromycin online as they may not be safe to take:

  • Decreased liver function.
  • Severely decreased kidney function.
  • Abnormal heart rhythm seen on a heart monitoring trace (ECG) as a 'prolonged QT interval', or people at risk of this (your doctor will know).
  • Abnormal muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • Hereditary blood disorders called porphyrias.

 If you are taking any of the following medicines you should not buy Erythromycin tablets online as they may interact with your current medicines:

  • Warfarin (thins the blood)
  • Cisapride (used for stomach disorders)
  • Pimozide (used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders)
  • Clarithromycin (antibiotic used to treat certain infections)
  • Ergotamine or dihydroergotamine (for migraine)
  • Zopiclone (induces sleep)
  • Theophylline (helps breathing)
  • Lovastatin (blood cholesterol lowering drugs)
  • Alfentanil
  • Bromocriptine
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cyclosporin
  • Digoxin
  • Disopyramide
  • Hexobarbitone
  • Midazolam or Triazolam
  • Phenytoin
  • Quinidine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Valproate
  • Simvastatin
  • Tolterodine
  • Mizolastine
  • Amisulpride
  • Terfenadine
  • Astemizole

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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