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You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (E's) » Erythromycin Stearate


Erythromycin is produced by a strain of Streptomyces erythraeus and belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics. It is basic and readily forms salts with acids. The base, the stearate salt, and the esters are poorly soluble in water, and are suitable for oral administration.

Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab tablets (erythromycin stearate tablets, USP) contain the stearate salt of the antibiotic in a unique film coating. Inactive Ingredients 250 mg tablet: Cellulosic polymers, corn starch, D&C Red No. 7, polacrilin potassium, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium citrate, sorbic acid, sorbitan monooleate and titanium dioxide. 500 mg tablet: Cellulosic polymers, corn starch, FD&C Red No. 3, magnesium hydroxide, polacrilin potassium, povidone, propylene glycol, sorbitan monooleate, titanium dioxide and vanillin.


CATEGORIES: Amebiasis; Chlamydia; Conjunctivitis; Endocarditis; Erythrasma; Gonorrhea; Infection, Haemophilus; Infection, Streptococcal; Legionnaire's Disease; Otitis Media; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Pharyngitis; Pneumonia; Rheumatic Fever; Stenosis; Syphilis; Tonsillitis; Pregnancy Category B; FDA Approved 1964 Jun

FDA Drug Class: Lincosamides/Macrolides

BRAND NAMES: Abboticin; Apo-Erythro-S; Arsitrocin; Baknyl; Bannthrocin; Birithrocin; Cusimicina; Doranol; Ebalin; Elocin; Emestid; Emtrocin; Emu-V E; ERA; Eribus; Eriecu; Erimit; Erimycin; Eritrobiotic; Eritrocina; Eritrolag; Eritromicina; Ermycin; Eromel; Erotab; Erycin; Erymid; Erymycin AF; Erystac; Erythrocin; Erythrocin Stearate; Erythrocine; Erythrogenat; Erythromil; Erythromycin; Erythromycine; Erythromycinum; Erythro-Teva; Etocin; Galentromicina; Latocin; Malocin; Mercina; My-E; Novorythro; Pantomicina; Pantomucol; Pocin; Protomicina; Rubimycin; Rythocin; Servitrocin; Tomcin; Urycin; Wyamycin S
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)

COST OF THERAPY: $3.60 (Infections; Tablet; 250 mg; 4/day; 10 days)

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