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Oral Antibiotics - Erythromycin

Erythromycin is a macrolide group antibiotic and is used to treat acne, and is available as a topical medication as well as an oral one.

Side-effects are rare, but include:

  • Liver toxicity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cardiac toxicity

Additionally, some types of medications common in antihistamines may react poorly with this drug. Consult your doctor for more details about this drug.


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