Erythromycin is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat a variety of infections including rosacea. This medicine is available in the form of tablets, capsules, as a drinkable liquid or a skin solution.
Erythromycin prevents bacteria from producing proteins. Bacteria can grow replicate and multiply only when they get protein which is an essential nutrient for their survival. Erythromycin does not directly destroy the bacteria that cause infections such as acne and rosacea. Rather, it holds back the nutrient which is key to their survival. This leaves the bacteria unable to grow or multiply. The remaining bacteria get either destroyed by the body’s immune system or gradually die.
Acne bacteria feed on the sebum which is produced by our sebaceous glands that lie under the skin. It then produces waste and fatty acids, which irritate the sebaceous glands and result in inflammation. Erythromycin reduces and controls the number of bacteria, and thereby heals the skin.
Wash and gently dab your skin till dry. Apply a thin layer of the Erythromycin solution on areas of the skin which have rosacea spots. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the solution. Use the solution exactly as recommended to you by your clinician or medical team.
The Erythromycin solution is usually recommended to be used twice a day, preferably in the morning and the evening.
Erythromycin can be taken by children, adults and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Erythromycin is not suitable for patients who:
Are taking any other antibiotics
Are taking anticoagulants or blood thinners
Have had diarrhoea when they have taken antibiotic medicines in the past
Have or have had low potassium or magnesium levels
Have liver or kidney problems
A few common side effects of Erythromycin include:
Loss of appetite
Indigestion, bloating, or flatulence
Inform your medical team if you have experienced diarrhoea or had low potassium or magnesium levels when you have taken any antibiotics in the past.
You can safely purchase Erythromycin at MedsNow, an online pharmacy after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.