Generic Name:Erythromycin

Theramycin is a prescribed medication used as an antibiotic. It is used to treat many different bacterial infections. The drug works by inhibiting the action of ribosomes, which in turn prevents bacteria from growing and multiplying. It comes in a wide variety of forms, and the dose a person is prescribed often depends on which form is used. It has the active ingredient of Erythromycin which is a known antibiotic. Several bacterial infections can be treated or prevented with erythromycin, such as pneumonia, chlamydia, and acne. The other uses for Theramycin include treating diabetic gastroparesis. This drug is not appropriate for all bacterial infections, and its use may even be dependent on the area in which a person lives. Children can take most forms of the active ingredient of erythromycin; however, products used to treat acne should not be given to children under age 12.

How to Use Theramycin Injections

  • This medication comes in many different forms. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so be sure to refer to the information for your specific erythromycin product.
  • When taking a dose of erythromycin by mouth, it generally does not matter if you take it with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, however, try taking it with a little food.
  • For this medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not miss doses or stop taking this antibiotic earlier than your healthcare provider recommends, as bacterial resistance may develop.

Cautions before Use Theramycin Injections

  • Theramycin can disrupt the normal bacteria in the digestive tract, allowing undesirable bacteria to overgrow. A serious problem known as pseudomembranous colitis may result and can occur while you are taking.
  • Theramycin can cause a change in the heart rhythm known as QT prolongation. This can be dangerous, especially in people who already have a similar problem.
  • This medication is not effective for treating viral infections, such as the common cold or the flu.
  • There have been reports of pyloric stenosis (a serious but treatable stomach condition) in infants who were given Theramycin
  • There have been reports that Theramycin may worsen or, in rare cases, even cause myasthenia gravis.

Theramycin Injections Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Theramycin are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hearing loss or any hearing changes
  • Vomiting or extreme irritability in an infant when feeding, which may be signs of pyloric stenosis which is a serious stomach problem
  • Signs of an allergic reaction

Interactions and Overdose of Side Effects

If certain benzodiazepines, statins, ED medications, or other drugs are taken with Theramycin, interactions can occur that may be dangerous, even life-threatening. For example, Theramycin should never be taken with ergot medicines because it can increase the risk of ergot toxicity. To minimize your risk of problems, make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all drugs you are taking.

In some cases, hearing loss or an irregular heart rhythm has occurred due to overdose but these symptoms usually go away once the medication is stopped. In case of any adverse effects people should contact their healthcare provider immediately.


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