Erythromycin lactobionate

[eh-rih-throw-MY-sin] Pregnancy Category: B

Erythrocin I.V. M, Erythrocin Lactobionate IV [Rx]

Classification: Antibiotic, erythromycin

See also Erythromycins. Uses: For seriously ill or vomiting clients with infections caused by susceptible organisms; acute pelvic inflammatory disease due to gonorrhea. Legionnaire's disease. Additional Side Effects: Transient deafness.

Additional Drug Interactions: Do not add drugs to IV solutions of erythromycin lactobionate. How Supplied: Powder for injection: 500 mg, 1 g

Dosage-

Adults and children: 15-20 mg/kg/day up to 4 g/day in severe infections.

Acutepelvic inflammatory disease caused by gonorrhea. 500 mg q 6 hr for 3 days followed by 250 mg erythromycin stearate, PO, q 6 hr for 7 days.

Legionnaire's disease. 1-4 g/day in divided doses. Change to PO therapy as soon as possible.

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