Eromycin Drop

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Adult and Child over 8 years: 250-500 mg every 6 hours or 0.5-1 gm every 12 hours. This may be increased up to 4 gm daily according to severity of infections.

Child of 2-8 years: 250 mg every 6 hours, doses doubled for severe infections.

Child up to 2 years: 125 mg every 6 hours.

Neonates: 30 to 45 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses.

Elderly: Same as for adults.

If administration on a twice daily schedule is desirable, one half of the total daily dose may be given every 12 hours, one hour before meal.

Amoebic dysentery:

Adult: 250 – 500 mg four times daily for 10 – 14 days.
Children: 30 – 50 mg/kg/day in divided doses for 10 – 14 days.

Pertussis: 30 – 50 mg/kg/day in divided doses for 5-14 days depending upon eradication of a positive culture.
Streptococcal infections: In the treatment of group A beta haemolytic streptococcal infections, therapeutic dosage of Erythromycin should be administered for at least 10 days.

Acne: The usual dosage regimen of erythromycin in the treatment of acne is 500 mg twice daily for 3 months. Then the dose is to be reduced to 250 mg twice daily for another 3 months.

Early Syphilis: 500 mg 4 times daily for 14 days.
Uncomplicated genital Chlamydia nongonococcal Urethritis: 500 mg twice daily for 14 days.

Prophylaxis: In continuous prophylaxis of streptococcal infections in person with a rheumatic heart disease, the dosage is 250 mg twice daily.

When Erythromycin is used prior to surgery to prevent endocarditis caused by alpha haemolytic streptococci, a recommended schedule:

For children: 20 mg/Kg 1.5 – 2 hours pre-operatively and 10 mg/kg every 6 hours for 8 doses post-operatively.
For adults: The dose is 1 g, 1.5 – 2 hours pre-operatively and 500 mg every 6 hours for 8 doses post-operatively.