Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl

Generic Name: Sulfisoxazole

  • What is Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl is an antibiotic used to treat a certain bacterial infection of the middle ear called acute otitis media.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl can cause skin toxicity, liver problems, blood disorders, or other severe reactions. Tell the doctor immediately if your child develops sore throat, fever, paleness or discoloration of skin, rash, cough, shortness of breath, or yellowing of skin or whites of his/her eyes.

    Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea, although rare, may occur. Tell the doctor immediately if your child experiences stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools. Do not treat the diarrhea without first checking with your child's doctor.

  • Who should not take Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Your child should not take erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl if he/she is allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if he/she is currently taking terfenadine. Also, women who are pregnant at term, children <2 months, or women who are breastfeeding children <2 months should not take erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Tell the doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications your child is taking before beginning treatment with erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl. Also, talk to the doctor about your child's complete medical history, especially if he/she has liver or kidney disease, severe allergies, asthma, myasthenia gravis (a disease characterized by long-lasting fatigue and muscle weakness), blood problems, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (lack of an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of red blood cells).

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Children ≥2 months: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child, based on their weight.

  • How should I take Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Your child should take erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your child can take this medication with or without food. Your child should take the oral suspension 3-4 times a day.

  • What should I avoid while taking Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Your child should not skip or miss any scheduled doses.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    If erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with the doctor before combining erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl with the following: alfentanil, antidiabetic medications in a class called sulfonylureas (such as glipizide or glimepiride), blood thinners (such as warfarin), bromocriptine, carbamazepine, cyclosporine, digoxin, dihydroergotamine or ergotamine, disopyramide, hexobarbital, lovastatin, methotrexate, midazolam, phenytoin, terfenadine, theophylline, thiopental, or triazolam.

  • What are the possible side effects of Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, allergic reactions, anxiety, cough, decreased urination, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, flushing, gas, headache, hearing loss, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, nausea, numbness, psychosis, reversible hearing loss, seizures, serious skin rashes, shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, swelling, tiredness, vomiting, weakness

  • Can I receive Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl during pregnancy are unknown. Erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl should not be used while breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    If your child misses a dose of erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl, he/she should take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your child's next dose, he/she should skip the missed dose and return to his/her regular dosing schedule. Your child should not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate and Sulfisoxazole Acetyl?

    Store at room temperature.