Brand Names:
Ery-Tab, PCE Dispertab, Erythro-100


Drug Type: Antibiotic

Erythromycin


Erythromycin is an antibiotic in the class of antibiotics known as macrolide antibiotics, which is used to treat several types of bacterial infections including upper/lower respiratory tract infections, and skin infections.

Drug Storage: This drug should be stored in the refrigerator until right before giving it to the bird, after which it can be stored at room temperature for no more than 14 days.

Egg Withdrawal Period: In the United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Australia, erythromycin is approved for use in laying hens producing eggs intended for human consumption when its given in accordance with each product manufacturer s label directions; where it has a 0-day egg withdrawal period.

Caution: Poultry with existing liver or kidney disease, electrolyte imbalances, or heart rhythm disorders have an increased risk of the associated side effects of this medication.
Can be compounded in an oral suspension, tablets, capsules, ophthalmic solutions, and a range of other formulations.
10-20 PO, IM q12-24h | 100-1500 mg/L drinking water
  • Liver damage
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe skin reaction
  • Loss of appetite
  • If given IM, can cause muscle necrosis at the injection site.
  • cisapride
  • pimozide
  • ergotamine
  • dihydroergotamine
  • clindamycin
  • lincomycin
  • tylosin
  • azithromycin
  • chloramphenicol
  • theophylline
  • digoxin
  • rifampin: Will increase the effectiveness of Erythromycin