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Erythromycin 250mg Tablets (168 tablets)

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Description for Erythromycin 250mg Tablets

Rosacea, an itchy and sometimes painful skin condition that primarily affects the face, nose and cheeks, can be a long-term ordeal for sufferers. While it is difficult to cure completely, once diagnosed, the symptoms can be managed using antibiotic drugs like Erythromycin. Safe to use (at the right dosage) and often prescribed by the NHS for rosacea, some sufferers find that their symptoms start to get better once the right medication is given.

Order your Erythromycin tablets online through the Independent Pharmacy, following a professional consultation. We keep our costs low and will deliver your order to you as quickly as the next working day, so you can start treating rosacea symptoms immediately.

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 at a stage where treatment with a topical rosacea solution such as cream or gel 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 (cream, gel, lotion, moisturiser, oil, ointment) 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 efracea. 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, amisulpride, ergotamine, or any blood thinners (anticoagulants) and other medications, so always consult your doctor.

There are some Non-Prescription Alternatives that can help with the treatment and management of your Rosacea such as;

  • Protecting your skin from the sun everyday
  • Do not scrub your face
  • Use an unperfumed moisturiser on sensitive dry skin
  • Do not use perfumed soap on your face
  • Consider any lifestyle changes that can trigger your Rosacea flareups. Keeping a diary may help. 

 

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a 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 types of 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.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does rosacea ever go away?

    There is currently no cure for rosacea, as the exact causes are still unknown. Usually rosacea affects the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead, with flare-ups occurring in cycles. Sufferers may experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, then find that symptoms go away. However, they often recur later.

  • Does Erythromycin work for acne?

    Oral erythromycin is an antibiotic that can be used to treat moderate to severe acne, particularly that which isn't improving using other treatments. It can also be used topically to treat acne, as a cream, gel or ointment. Erythromycin is used to treat a wide range of conditions, from acne and rosacea to ear infections

    Please note, we do not prescribe Erythromycin for ear infections.

  • Why does Erythromycin cause diarrhoea?

    Erythromycin is what’s known as a macrolide antibiotic. Its most common side effect is GI toxicity. When taken orally, the acidic environment of the stomach degrades the tablets into a substance that can cause adverse GI effects – including diarrhoea. Other effects can include stomach ache or nausea.

  • Does Erythromycin cream work?

    As well as tablet form, Erythromycin also comes as a cream or gel that can be applied topically to treat acne and rosacea. The antibiotic ointment helps to reduce inflammation and pimples by stopping the growth of bacteria. This topical treatment works best if used at the same time every day. At The Independent Pharmacy, we stock Mirvaso Gel and Rozex Gel for topical rosacea treatment.

  • Should I try laser treatment for rosacea?

    Since rosacea doesn’t have a known cure, some people opt for laser resurfacing treatment. The painless procedure destroys tiny blood vessels and usually heals fairly quickly, helping to control rosacea. Many patients choose to combine laser treatment with medication.

    It’s important to remember that there are always risks with laser treatment – anyone can get an adverse reaction to laser surgery. Only trained medical professionals should ever operate facial lasers.

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