Akne-Mycin Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Akne-Mycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat nearly most
bacterial infections of the body including those of throat, ears, and
eyes, upper and lower respiratory tract, urinary tract and heart. Main ingredient in Akne-mycin is Erythromycin.
Akne-mycin is also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
such as Gonorrhea and Syphilis as well as rheumatic fever, and bacterial
endocarditis. Akne-mycin is given especially to those who are otherwise
allergic or sensitive to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
Like most other antibiotics, Akne-mycin works best when there is a
steady supply of drug in the system. To do that, it is vital not to miss
any doses and it should be taken at regularly intervals.
Akne-Mycin Side Effects
Akne-Mycin side effects may include upset stomach,
diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting. Rare Akne-Mycin side effects
may include hives, rash, temporary hearing loss, inflammation
of the intestine or severe allergic reaction.
Akne-Mycin Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Akne-Mycin side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Consult your physician before taking Akne-mycin if you have ever had
liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or hearing loss.
If a new infection develops, report it to your physician right
A severe form of intestinal inflammation may be caused by using
Akne-mycin. If diarrhea develops, contact your physician right away.
Extended use of Akne-mycin may result in the resistant bacteria
that do not respond to it.
Oral form of Akne-mycin drops for ear
infections should not be administered to infants younger than 2 months of
AKNE-MYCIN AND PREGNANCY
If you are or planning to become pregnant discuss this with your
physician before using Akne-mycin, though it is considered safe during pregnancy.
Nursing mother should switch to bottle-feed while taking
Akne-mycin as it passes into breast milk.
Check with your physician before combining Akne-mycin with the
Combining Akne-mycin with lovastatin may result in severe muscle
wasting and kidney damage.
250-400 mg every 6 hours, not to exceed 4g in a 24-hour
15-25 mg per pound of body weight depending upon the
severity of infection.
½ -2 teaspoon, depending upon body weight, 4 times
daily for 10days.
Akne-mycin overdose symptoms may include diarrhea, nausea, stomach
cramps, and vomiting. In case of Akne-mycin overdose, seek medical help