Drug Name: Ery-Tab
Antibiotics kill beneficial flora in the gut, which may affect digestion and/or elimination. Supplementation with acidophilus or bifidus, may aid in restoring this flora.
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Bromelain may enhance antibiotic activity. Consult a physician or pharmacist regarding supplementation.
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Erythromycins may interfere with the absorption of calcium, folic acid, B12, B6 and magnesium. Discuss supplementation with long term use with a pharmacist or physician.
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Avoid digitalis with erythromycins, it may increase the risk of cardiac related side effects.
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