What is Erythromycin topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Erythromycin 2% ointment Emgel

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Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is available as an ointment for topical application for the treatment of acne.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acne 8 4
Blepharitis 1 2
Blurry vision 1 2
Burning sensation in eyes 1 2
Dry eyes 1 2
Eye pain 1 2

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Erythromycin topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Erythromycin topical

Dosage Patients
2 % twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Erythromycin topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Erythromycin topical

Duration

Currently taking Erythromycin topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Erythromycin topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Erythromycin topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mupirocin topical (Bactroban) 1

Patients stopped taking Erythromycin topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tazarotene (Tazorac) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Erythromycin topical.