|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Alembic Ltd. (India)
Althrocin is an antibacterial product containing specially coated erythromycin base particles for oral administration. Erythromycin is the active ingredient present in each Althrocin 500 mg tablet which belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics. It is useful in treating several bacterial infections. Antibiotic medicine is effective in most respiratory tract infections, throat, nose, lungs, ear, and skin. It works by stopping bacterial growth, which helps to eliminate the symptoms and cures the infections. The medicine kills harmful bacteria by preventing the production of proteins required by the bacteria for its survival. The antibacterial medication does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.
Your doctor may ask you to take Althrocin 500mg either an hour before or two hours after a meal. It is best absorbed when consumed on an empty stomach. It should be used as prescribed by your doctor. Finish the full course of treatment without skipping any doses. Stopping the medication too early may result in recurrence or worsening of infection. Do not consume Althrocin tablets more than the recommended amount to avoid unpleasant side effects. Please speak to your doctor if you are hypersensitive to Erythromycin or if an allergic reaction becomes severe.
Inform your doctor if you have any previous allergy or heart complications before taking this antibiotic medication. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems, heart rhythm disorder, porphyria, muscle problem, or electrolyte imbalance. In some patients, the use of Erythromycin may cause diarrhea, so if you develop watery or bloody diarrhea, stop using this antibiotic drug and call your doctor right away. Furthermore, avoid using the anti-diarrheal medication until your doctor advises you. It is still not known whether the medication harms the baby during pregnancy or not. However, it is always best to use the medication only under doctor’s supervision. Always follow your doctor’s instructions. Check with your doctor if you are not sure about the correct dosage of the medicine. Avoid consuming alcohol during the treatment as drinking alcohol may potentiate symptoms of liver damage. You should inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder as your doctor may need to reduce the dose. For more information, call your doctor.
Commonly seen side effects with Althrocin 500 mg include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in the abdomen. Most of these side effects are usually temporary and resolves within a few days of starting the treatment. Speak to your doctor straight away if you find that these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. Althrocin can rarely cause skin rash, chest pain, stomach pain, seizures, yellowing of the skin/eyes, hallucinations, seizures, fever, and ringing in the ear. Call your doctor if you develop any of these serious complications.