Althrocin 500 Mg
USA Brand Name
Alembic Pharmaceuticals, India
Althrocin-500 is marketed globally by Alembic Pharmaceuticals and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore, and medical supply store.The active ingredient present in Althrocin-500 is Erythromycin Estolate. It is used in the treatment and prevention of various bacterial infections.
Manufacturer of Althrocin-500
Althrocin-500, that contains 500 mg of Erythromycin Estolate is manufactured by Alembic Pharmaceuticals.
Althrocin-500 contains 500 mg of Erythromycin Estolate.
USA Brands Equivalent to Erythromycin, The Salt In Althrocin-500
- E.E.S. 400
- E.E.S. Granules
- EryPed 200
- EryPed 400
- Erythrocin Lactobionate
- Erythrocin Stearate
Uses of Erythromycin, The Salt In Althrocin-500
- Urogenital infection: An infection of both, the urinary system and genital system
- Community-acquired pneumonia: A pneumonia contracted by a person with little contact with the health care system
- Impetigo: A contagious bacterial skin infection forming pustules and yellow crusty sores
- Pertussis (Whooping cough): A highly contagious respiratory tract infection
- Pharyngitis: An inflammation of the back of the throat, known as pharynx
- Tonsillitis: An inflammation of the two oval-shaped pads at the back of the throat, known as tonsils
How Althrocin-500 works
The drug acts by inhibiting the RNA-dependent protein synthesis at the chain elongation step; and binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit resulting in blockage of transpeptidation.
How to take Althrocin-500
- Use this drug as advised by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or any other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Take this drug at the same time of the day.
- Can be taken with or without food. However, It is advised to take it with food if it causes an upset stomach.
Erythromycin, the salt in Althrocin is available as 500 mg, 333 mg, 400 mg and 500 mg tablets, at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store.
How long should I Continue To Take Althrocin-500?
It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.
What Do I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Althrocin-500?
A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses at the same time
Drugs That Interact With Erythromycin
The following drugs are known to interact with Erythromycin-
- Calcium Channel Blocker
- Dabigatran Etexilate
When Not To Take Althrocin-500
- If you are allergic to erythromycin or to any other component of this drug.
- If you are allergic to similar drugs or any drugs in general, food items or any other substances. Inform your physician about the allergy and the allergic reactions (rash, itching, shortness of breath wheezing cough, swelling of face, lips tongue or throat etc.)
- If you have any of the following problems: Long QT on ECG, low magnesium levels, or low potassium levels.
- If our heartbeat is slow, consult your doctor.
- If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with this drug, like certain drugs that are used for mood problems, a heartbeat that is not normal, or migraine headaches.
Side Effects of Althrocin-500
- An allergic reaction, like rash, hives, itching, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever, wheezing, tightness in the chest or throat, trouble breathing or talking, unusual hoarseness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Signs of pancreatic problems (pancreatitis) like an unusually bad stomach pain, an unusually bad back pain, an upset stomach or throwing up.
What To Do If You Have The Mentioned Symptoms?
- Get medical help right away if your heartbeat does not feel normal.
- Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
- It is common to have diarrhoea when taking this drug. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain or cramps, very loose or watery stools, or bloody stools. Do not try to treat loose stools without first checking with your doctor.
Overdose of Althrocin-500
- Upset stomach
- Hearing loss
- Irregular heartbeat
General Information and Precautions
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription ,OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other healthcare provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
- Tell all of your healthcare providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on this drug for a long time? Talk with your doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your healthcare providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- If you are on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your doctor.
- Call your doctor right away if you have hearing problems like hearing loss.
- Call your doctor right away if you have new or worse muscle weakness, trouble chewing or swallowing, trouble breathing, droopy eyelids, or change in eyesight like blurred eyesight or seeing double.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Female- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Female- Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.