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Drug Name:

Erythromycin Gel Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Erythromycin 2%; contains alcohol 92%.

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

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.


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

Pharmacological Class:

Macrolide antibiotic.

Adverse Reactions:

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


Formerly known under the brand name Erygel.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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