Erythromycin ethylsuccinate tablets, 200 mg each, chewable.
(6) Erythromycin lactobionate for injection, powder in 1-gram vials for
Erythromycin stearate or base tablets, 250 mg each.
Section IV. TETRACYCLINES
The tetracyclines are a group of closely related, broad-spectrum antibiotics that
are effective against the same range of microbes. The ones we discuss here are
tetracycline (Achromycin), chlortetracycline (Aureomycin), and oxytetracycline
The tetracyclines are bacteriostatic antibiotics effective against a wide range of
gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
a. Tetracyclines are considered agents of first choice in:
(1) Infections caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae (PPLO, Eaton agent).
(Erythromycin is considered equally effective.)
Infections caused by rickettsiae.
(3) Infections caused by agents of psittacosis, lymphogranuloma venereum
(LGV), granuloma inguinale, Chlamydia trachomatis, and the virus of inclusion
(4) Infections caused by Vibrio comma (cholera) and Borrelia recurrentis
(5) Infections caused by Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid), Brucella
organisms (with or without streptomycin), and gastrointestinal forms of Bacteroides.
b. In addition, tectracyclines may be considered in the following situations:
Acute amebiasis--adjunctive therapy with other amebicides.