Erythromycin Gel Rx

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Erythromycin Gel

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Generic Name and Formulations:

Erythromycin 2%; contains alcohol 92%.

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Indications for Erythromycin Gel:

Acne vulgaris.


Thoroughly cleanse and pat dry. Apply thin film to affected area 1–2 times a day.


Not established.


Avoid eyes, nose, mouth, and mucous membranes. Discontinue if no improvement after 6–8 weeks, or if condition worsens. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Macrolide antibiotic.


Additive irritation with other topical products (esp. abrasives, desquamating, or peeling agents).

Adverse Reactions:

Peeling, dryness, itching, erythema, oiliness, irritation, urticaria; pseudomembranous colitis.


Formerly known under the brand name Erygel.

How Supplied:

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