Erythromycin ethyl succinate 500mg tablets

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Active ingredient:
Erythromycin ethyl succinate
Available from:
P.I.E. Pharma Ltd
ATC code:
INN (International Name):
Erythromycin ethyl succinate
Pharmaceutical form:
Administration route:
No Controlled Drug Status
Prescription type:
Valid as a prescribable product
Product summary:
BNF: 05010500; GTIN: 05050114922922



A Tablets/Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate 500mg Tablets

(Erythromycin ethylsuccinate)

Your medicine is available using any of the above names, but will be

referred to as Erythroped A Tablets throughout this:

Patient Information Leaflet

In this leaflet:

1) What Erythroped A Tablets are and what they are used for.

2) Before you take Erythroped A Tablets.

3) How to take Erythroped A Tablets.

4) Possible side effects.

5) How to store Erythroped A Tablets.

6) Further information.

1) What Erythroped A Tablets are and what they are used for


The name of your medicine is Erythroped A Tablets. Erythroped A Tablets

contain the active ingredient erythromycin ethylsuccinate, which belongs to

a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics.

Erythroped A Tablets are used to prevent and treat infections such as:

Throat and sinus infections

Chest infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia

Ear infections

Mouth and dental infections

Eye infections

Skin and tissue infections, such as acne

Stomach and intestinal infections

Prevention of infection following burns, operations or dental procedures

Other infections, such as sexually transmitted diseases, bone infections

or scarlet fever.

2) Before you take Erythroped A Tablets

Do not take Erythroped A Tablets if you:

have been told that you are allergic to erythromycin or any of the other

ingredients of Erythroped A Tablets

are currently taking a medicine called

terfenadine or astemizole or mizolastine (widely taken for hayfever

and allergies)

pimozide or amisulpride (for psychiatric conditions)

domperidone (for nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick)

ergotamine or dihydroergotamine (used to relieve migraine)

cisapride (used to treat acid reflux)

simvastatin (used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in

the blood)

tolterodine (used for treating overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary

frequency, urgency, and leakage).

Take special care with Erythroped A tablets if you:

have any liver problems or are taking any medicines which can cause

liver problems

suffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis which causes muscle


If any of these apply to you, or if you are not sure, tell your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor if you are taking, or have recently taken any other

medicines, including any medicines obtained without a prescription.

This is especially important if you are taking medicines called:

astemizole, terfenadine or mizolastine (used to treat allergies such as

hay fever)

domperidone (used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being


pimozide (used to treat mental problems)

clarithromycin (an antibiotic)

cisapride (used to treat acid reflux)

ergotamine or dihydroergotamine (used to relieve migraine)

digoxin or disopyramide quinidine (used to treat heart problems)

hexobarbitone or midazolam (used as sedatives)

warfarin or acenocoumarol (used to thin the blood)

valproate, carbamazepine or phenytoin (used to control epilepsy)

theophylline (used to treat asthma and other breathing problems)

ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used following organ transplants),

bromocriptine (used to treat Parkinson’s disease)

alfentanil, zopiclone or triazolam (used to help you sleep),

rifabutin (used to treat tuberculosis (TB))

lovastatin (used to control cholesterol levels).

If you or your child goes for any medical tests, tell your doctor that you are

taking Erythroped A Tablets, as this may interfere with some test results.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or if you are

breast-feeding please consult your doctor before taking this


3) How to take Erythroped A Tablets

Always take Erythroped A Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You

should check with your doctor if you are not sure.

The usual dose for adults and children over 8 years is:

2 g daily in divided doses i.e. two tablets twice a day, taken just before or

with meals or food.

If you have a bad infection you may be told to take up to 4 g (8 tablets)


Continue to take this medicine until the course is completed or until your

doctor tells you to stop; do not stop taking your medicine, even if you feel

better. If you stop the treatment too early your problem could come back.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.

Please keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.

It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

If any of the side effects becomes severe, or if you notice any side

effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take more Erythroped A Tablets than you should

If you accidentally take more medicine in one day than your doctor has told

you to, or if a child has taken some of the medicine by mistake, contact

your doctor or go to your nearest hospital emergency department

immediately. An overdose of Erythroped A Tablets could cause temporary

hearing loss, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

If you forget to take Erythroped A Tablets

If you forget to take a dose of your medicine, take it as soon as you

remember. Do not take more medicine in one day than your doctor tells

you to.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor

or pharmacist.

4) Possible side effects.

Like all medicines, Erythroped A Tablets can cause side effects, although

not everybody gets them.

If you notice any of the following, stop taking Erythroped A Tablets and

contact your doctor immediately:

difficulty breathing


swelling of the face, lips or throat

skin rashes

severe skin reactions including large fluid-filled blisters, sores and ulcers

ulcers in the mouth and throat.

As these may be signs of an allergic reaction.

Contact a doctor immediately if you experience a serious skin reaction: a

red, scaly rash with bumps under the skin and blisters (exanthematous

pustulosis). The frequency of this side effect is not known (cannot be

estimated from the available data).

If you develop severe or prolonged diarrhoea during or after taking

Erythroped A Tablets, tell your doctor immediately.

Other side effects of Erythroped A Tablets include:

Feeling sick or being sick

Stomach pains

Reversible loss of hearing (usually with high doses)

Damage to the blood, kidneys or nervous systems

Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes, which are signs of liver problems

including jaundice

Chest pain


Abnormal heart rhythm

Vomiting and irritability in young children between the age of 1 month

and 12 months

Visual impairment/blurred vision (Mitochondrial optic neuropathy).

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This

includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also








or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the

Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help

provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5) How to store Erythroped A Tablets

Do not use these tablets after the expiry date shown on the blister/label.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

If the tablets become discoloured or show signs of any deterioration, you

should seek the advice of your pharmacist.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.

Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.

These measures will help to protect the environment.

6) Further information.

What Erythroped A Tablets contain

Each tablet contains 500mg of the active ingredient Erythromycin as

erythromycin ethylsuccinate.

The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, povidone, maize starch,

macrogol, hypromellose, sorbic acid, calcium hydrogen phosphate, sodium

starch glycollate, quinoline yellow (E104), Titanium Dioxide (E171).

What Erythroped A Tablets looks like and the contents of the pack

The tablets are yellow, capsule-shaped tablets engraved with a symbol on

one side and plain on the other side.

Erythroped A Tablets are available as blister packs of 24 tablets.

PL 10383/1646

Erythroped A Tablets/Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate



Who makes and repackages your medicine?

Your medicine is manufactured by Aesica Queenborough Ltd.,

Queenborough Kent, ME11 5EL, UK. Procured from within the EU and

repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Primecrown Ltd., 28 Sarum

Complex, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2RZ

Leaflet date: 25.06.2018

Erythroped is a registered trademark of Amdipharm Mercury International

Limited, Jersery.

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