Is erythromycin for acne?
my derma gave me a togs bar- to cleanse the face. however, it';s not foamy.. ERYTHROMYCIN- to be applied onto whole face.. R&S LOTION- to be applied on areas affected by acne.. what are these?
Asked by Odelia Arceneaux 4 months ago.
Oral Antibiotics - Erythromycin Erythromycin is an antibiotic in the macrolide group and is used in acne treatment. It is the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that are important. If your inflamed pimples do not respond well to topical antibiotics or if you have acne on many areas of your body, acne antibiotics in pill form (oral) can be more effective, easier to take, and more convenient. How Do I Use This Medication? This antibiotic is available both as an oral and a topical acne medication. How Does It Work? It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, that is, it inhibits the growth of bacteria. It may also have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is useful in the following conditions: Acne Rosacea Perioral dermatitis Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta (PLEVA), or Mucha-Habermann disease Erythrasma Erysipelas Erysipeloid Actinomycosis Amebiasis Gonorrhea Chancroid Syphilis Granuloma inguinale Lymphogranuloma venereum virus Will There Be Side Effects? Gastrointestinal upset is common with this acne antibiotic. Rare side effects include: Live toxicity Cardiac toxicity Pancreatitis Ototoxicity(inner ear) in those who have kidney failure The estolate type of erythromycin should be avoided during pregnancy because there is a risk of liver toxicity. Can I Take Other Medications? Avoid astemizole (Hismanol®) and terfenadine (Seldane®, Seldane-D®), which are antihistamines, avoid cisapride (Propulsid®), which is used to treat symptoms of night time heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Levels of the following drugs may increase if taken with erythromycin: carbamazepine, valproic acid, warfarin and theophyllin . Which Brands Are Available? Oral: Base - ERYC, E-Mycin Ethylsuccinate - EES® Estolate - Ilosone® (not used in adults) Topical: A/T/S 2-3% Erycette® (Ortho) Erygel® (Allergan) Answered by Cherise Michaud 4 months ago.
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Felice Pinkert 4 months ago.
Acne is an infection, usually caused by staph aureus, thus antibotic is a logical med, doxycycline & erythromycin are proven common drug of choice. Given at low doses for ar least 6 weeks. Ask you derma about it. Answered by Mauricio Rastelli 4 months ago.
As a teen I had bad acne. I was given an erythromycin 2% topical solution to apply to my face twice daily. It was a miracle drug for me! Answered by Mellissa Kean 4 months ago.
I used erythromycin for stomach ulcers since I was allergic to Helidac packs and Amox... I guess it's like an antibiotic? Really didn't pay attention to my face but it helped my stomach.. tasted horrible and the pills were HUGE.. but you should have asked the pharmicist before you started taking meds you know nothing about.. so just give them a call Answered by Retta Kevern 4 months ago.
If you have badly harsh acne on your face or on your neck then you should consider Walden' plan Answered by Sindy Lapaglia 4 months ago.