Erythromycin : Oral Antibiotic

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Erythromycin Product Pictured:
Active Ingredient:
250 mg of Erythromycin Base.

Inactive Ingredients:
Lactose NF, povidone USP, FD&C Yellow #6 and other ingredients. The capsule shell contains gelatin NF, titanium dioxide USP, FD&C Yellow #6.

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December 9, 2018

Prior to taking erythromycin i has tried multiple antibiotics as well as creams and gels from my GP. I was prescribed erythromycin as a last resort before hospital referral on a very short course (around 6 weeks). The first week or so i didn't notice a change, however by two weeks in my skin had changed dramatically. i struggled with clusters of acne however these were all gone by around 8 weeks. Now, 3 months later my skin feels amazing (i only get occasional spots). Erythromycin saved my skin!

August 20, 2018
A little guidance would be gratefully recieved
I have been on these, 2x 2 daily, for three weeks now and my skin is worse than it has ever been. I have been on lots of different acne meds for the last two years as have struggled with it for many more. I am not experiencing any significant side effects, however, as I said before my skin is looking extremely covered, sore and red at the moment. Is this a sign that it is working and that my skin will get worse before it gets better? If not, then what should I do because it will take months to get to the derma and it is really getting my self-esteem low seeing as I have had this for about four years. I am starting college this year and really want my skin to clear up.
March 15, 2018
I would not recommend this to anyone
Treating acne inflammation via antibiotics (as if there was a severe infection which endangers ones life) is the worst way to go. Not only you're neglecting the root cause, you also weaken your immune system and are killing your gut flora, all which, in the long run, can worsen your acne condition and health in general.
February 19, 2018
Not good
I've taken erythromycin for over a month now and it has done nothing. When I first started taking them I had the worst pains in my stomach, headaches, and nausea however after about 4 days it stopped. Once I began taking them I found my skin breaking out worse than ever (although that could of been due to me not taken the lymecycline tablets anymore) anyways my acne usually came mainly around my time of the month but since taking these I have had constant breakouts. I used these tablets along with benzoyl peroxide and I found that didn't help either. I have now decided to stop taking them and go back to lymecycline
October 17, 2016
Don't really work
These haven't made any difference. I take two on a morning and two on a night, both on a full and empty stomach and haven't experienced any stomach pains or side effects. Literally nothing has changed with my acne apart from they are staying longer on my face and are so painful it hurts to touch my face and open my mouth. (My acne is either side of my chin and up my cheek really bad) I have been on lymecycline for over a year prior to this where my acne was just up both cheeks massive cysts and extremely painful and they worked perfectly although taking a long time to kick in my skin became gorgeous again but unfortunately they stopped working so my doctor put me on these. I'm going back to be put on lymecycline hoping they'll work again and tell him to refer me to a dermatologist aswell. So all in all if you're on these there's no point wasting £8odd for a prescription cos these might as well be smarties. Waste of time and money especially when you're at the end of your tether and self confidence. Try lymecycline and be patient with them they will work.
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August 22, 2016
Seem to be working
I have only been taking them for a few days but noticed a difference after a day or two of taking them, I havent had an IB from these antibiotics & I havent been breaking out as much already only maybe one little whitehead a day (this is a massive improvement for me!). Ive still got a few breakouts which are healing slowly but its so nice not to be dealing with more breakouts while the other ones go away. My only thing with this antibiotics is DO NOT take it with food that was my biggest mistake after the first day I started to get really bad stomach pains feeling like I was gonna be sick & it really made my stomach bloat and become sore, this lasted about 2 days (sick feeling lasted a day & tenderness of the upper stomach lasted about 2 days). Ive started taking them 1 hour before food or 2 hours after & I havent been getting the side effects anymore but if I did take them with food I would really regret it because the side effects are horrible! So far so good so Im going to keep taking them & hopefully get 100% clear! Ive also been drinking alot of water with them because they make me feel really dry plus ive been having about a spoon full of full fat greek yogurt in the day just to help my stomach to add some good bacteria back, & luckily I havent broken out from eating it and im normally sensitive to dairy. Btw Im also using differin gel every second night all over my face & I take 2 tablets in the morning & 2 at night.
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August 11, 2016
I went to the doc and he gave me erythromycin 30 tablets 250mg. 1 in the morning and 1 at night. After a few days i realised my skin broke out. I really dont know whats wrong. It has only been a week . should i continue or discard ?
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August 21, 2016
Keep going, results will come. If not, go to your derma
March 26, 2016
Not good for me.
I was prescribed a months worth of erythromycin after being on lymocycline for 2 years. I was told to take 2 tablets twice a day. On the first day I felt a bit sick in the day, only to be up all night feeling extremely sick with terrible stomach cramps. The second day I carried on as normal unaware that I was experiencing this because of the tablets and again felt extremely lightheaded and nauseous all day that I was completely put off them. I stopped taking them then tried again a few weeks after and - you guessed - I felt awfully sick to the point it would ruin my entire day and I could only lie in bed. Perhaps I should've stuck with it and seen the month through but I would rather deal with a few spots than feeling physically sick all day. I wouldn't recommend these from my experience but it may be different for you!
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March 2, 2016
Very good, and after only 3 months
I have been on Erythromycin Stearate 500mg tablets, twice a day, for almost 3 months now in order to clear my facial acne and they are working extremely well. Having tried numerous other antibiotics and topical gels, this is definitely the one which has worked best in this amount of time. Before taking this antibiotic, I would have described my acne as moderate, sometimes severe (on the bad days), but now my skin is almost completely clear, every so often a medium sized spot might appear on my cheek/below my chin but clears much faster and is visibly much smaller than before. I am now really just waiting on my acne scars and bigger, older spots to heal, but after only three months, I cannot believe the improvement. I really only accepted taking these in order to be able to quickly move onto Roaccutane as my doctor gave me permission to be referred after this treatment, but to my surprise, they actually began to work, I couldn't believe it, so happy with my progress so far, hopefully this continues and I will soon be acne free! I would recommend everyone to try this treatment, although treatments work differently for different people, I would advise to at least give it a try.
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August 12, 2016
do you breakout the first week ?
September 23, 2015
Really disappointed
I was prescribed to take 3 pills a day for 2 months by my dermatologist. On top of the antibiotic, I use a topical cream called Tactuo (aka Epiduo in the States) before I go to bed as well. I am 16 years old with mild acne on my cheeks- mostly consisting of small white heads, red bumps and lots of redness. I'm currently on my 7/8 week of these antibiotics and am extremely frustrated and disappointed with the results. It seems as if the antibiotics did minimal to nothing to my acne as I'm still suffering from constant breakouts. However, I did notice the first couple weeks my acne was improving slowly, but now it's as if it has gotten worse. Don't know if my body has become resistant to it already, but was really hoping this was my cure!! Guess it's back to the dermatologist :(
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