Erythromycin is used as the main active ingredient in various medications that treat bacterial infections. This antibiotic is a broad-spectrum, macrolide antibiotic with antibacterial activity. The component diffuses through the bacterial cell membrane and binds to the bacterial ribosome. It prevents bacterial protein synthesis.
Class of Drugs – A macrolide antibiotics
Molecular Formula – C37H67NO13
Molecular Weight - 733.9 g/mol
Working: This active component Erythromycin is an antibiotic, which belongs to a group of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. It helps to prevent bacterial cells from growing and multiplying by obstructing their ability to form proteins.
Uses: The given medication is indicated to treat upper respiratory tract infections of mild to the moderate degree caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, pneumoniae, listeriosis caused by Listeria monocytogenes, and respiratory tract infections due to mycoplasma pneumoniae. It may also use to treat skin and skin structure infections, diphtheria, and erythrasma. In the treatment of infections due to Corynebacterium minutissimum and acute pelvic inflammatory disease caused by neisseria gonorrhea, can be treated with this antibiotic.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The given medicine Erythromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections. Popular brands of this component are as follows:
- Erythrocin: 250 mg and 400 mg
- Ery-Tab: 250 mg and 400 mg
- EryPed: 250 mg and 400 mg
- E-Mycin: 250 mg and 400 mg
This medication is not suitable to treat viral infections like common cold or flu.