What is Erythromycin ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Erythromycin is an antibiotic which has an antimicrobial spectrum similar to or slightly wider than that of penicillin, and is often used for people who have an allergy to penicillin. The opthalmic preparation is used to treat bacterial eye infections.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Erythromycin ophthalmic

Side effect Patients
Entropion 1
Swelling of eyelids 1


Based on patients currently taking Erythromycin ophthalmic

Dosage Patients
0.5 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Erythromycin ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Erythromycin ophthalmic


Currently taking Erythromycin ophthalmic

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Erythromycin ophthalmic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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