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Friday, January 21, 2011

Chong Wei terkejut kehadiran sifu



MISBUN (kanan) yang muncul secara mengejut di Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil semalam sempat memberi tips kepada anak didiknya, Chong Wei.


JAGUH badminton negara, Datuk Lee Chong Wei terkejut dengan kehadiran 'sifunya', Datuk Misbun Sidek ketika dia dalam persiapan untuk turun beraksi pada pusingan kedua Kejohanan Badminton Terbuka Malaysia 2011 semalam.

Jangan kata Chong Wei, malah penyokong-penyokong negara yang hadir ke Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil semalam turut terkejut dengan kehadiran Misbun.

Menariknya, kehadiran Misbun itu bagai dialu-alukan apabila menerima tepukan gemuruh daripada seluruh penyokong negara.

Sebelum ini, Misbun menggegarkan arena sukan badminton tanah air apabila membuat keputusan mengejut meletak jawatan selaku jurulatih pada 31 Disember tahun lalu.

Bagaimanapun, dengan kehadiran Misbun itu, mungkin ada cerita baru yang bakal 'disajikan' buat seluruh peminat badminton tanah air.

Apa yang penting, kehadiran Misbun sudah pastinya memberikan suntikan semangat buat Chong Wei yang dilihat tampil dengan aksi penuh bertenaga untuk menumbangkan lawannya di pusingan kedua.

Pada aksi semalam, turun selaku pemain pilihan pertama kejohanan, Chong Wei tidak berdepan halangan sukar untuk mengenepikan cabaran pemain Hong Kong, Hu Yun, 21-6, 21-9.

"Saya memang terkejut dengan kehadiran Misbun hari ini (semalam) tetapi apabila diingat kembali, beliau memang ada berjanji dengan saya untuk hadir ke stadium pada kejohanan kali ini.

"Saya gembira kerana beliau telah menunaikan janjinya kepada saya.

"Kini, apa yang saya harapkan, BAM (Persatuan Badminton Malaysia) dapat menyelesaikan isu peletakan jawatan Misbun ini dengan sebaiknya," jelas Chong Wei.

Kemenangan tersebut sekali gus menyaksikan Chong Wei yang juga merupakan pemain No. 1 dunia mara ke peringkat suku akhir.

Pada aksi suku akhir hari ini, pemain berusia 29 tahun itu bakal berdepan Nguyen Tien Minh dari Vietnam.

Tien Minh mara ke peringkat suku akhir selepas melepasi cabaran Kazushi Yamada dari Jepun 21-18 21-18 pada aksi pusingan kedua.

http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2011&dt=0121&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_02.htm

Sayang Misbun


MISBUN tiba-tiba muncul di Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil semalam ketika anak didiknya, Datuk Lee Chong Wei sedang mengharungi perlawanan menentang Hu Yun dari Hong Kong. Chong Wei menang 21-6, 21-9.


KEHADIRAN jurulatih perseorangan negara, Datuk Misbun Sidek di Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil pada Kejohanan Badminton Terbuka Malaysia semalam mula mencetuskan pelbagai persoalan.

Seperti yang diketahui, Misbun telah pun meletakkan jawatan daripada tugasnya selaku jurulatih pada 31 Disember tahun lalu.

Namun, kelibatnya yang duduk di tempat jurulatih di tepi gelanggang ketika pertemuan anak didiknya, Datuk Lee Chong Wei dengan pemain Hong Kong, Hu Yun pada aksi pusingan kedua memang di luar jangkaan.

Ia seakan-akan memberi petanda bahawa jurulatih tersebut akan kembali ke pangkuan Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM).

Begitupun, segala persoalan yang bermain dalam fikiran pelbagai pihak termasuk warga media yang membuat liputan kejohanan ini hanya mampu dijawab oleh Misbun sendiri.

Mujur, Setiausaha Kehormat BAM, Ng Chin Chai memberikan gambaran serba sedikit mengenai kehadiran Misbun di stadium semalam.

Menurut Chin Chai, BAM memang ada meminta Misbun untuk hadir ke stadium bagi memberikan semangat kepada Chong Wei.

"Kami (BAM) ada hantar sepucuk surat kepada Misbun untuk mempertimbangkan semula keputusan mengenai peletakan jawatannya.

“Menerusi surat itu juga kami memintanya untuk hadir ke stadium bagi memberikan semangat kepada Chong Wei demi kepentingan negara," katanya.

Bagaimanapun, Chin Chai menjelaskan yang pihaknya tidak mendapat sebarang maklum balas daripada Misbun atas permintaan itu.

Berdasarkan kenyataan Chin Chai itu, jelaslah bahawa Misbun sebenarnya masih sayangkan pemain-pemain yang pernah berada di bawah kendaliannya terutama Chong Wei.

http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2011&dt=0121&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_01.htm

Harga barang: Peniaga makanan turut terjejas

Khairil Abdul Rahim

TEMERLOH, 21 Jan: Jika selama ini kenaikan mendadak harga barangan keperluan tanpa kawalan dikaitkan dengan kesusahan orang ramai kerana terpaksa berbelanja lebih, namun keadaan yang sama juga turut menimpa pengusaha makanan asrama dan warung makan.

Melambungnya harga barangan keperluan perniagaan mereka di pasaran memaksa pengusaha makanan itu menanggung kos yang semakin besar setiap hari.

Bagi peniaga warung pula, masalah mereka ditambah lagi dengan cukai Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) yang semakin tinggi.

Semua ini gara-gara kenaikan tiga kali harga minyak bermula November tahun lalu. Oleh kerana minyak merupakan bahan asas bagi tujuan pengangkutan dan penghantaran barangan, peningkatan kos operasinya diserap pula melalui menaikkan harga barang.

Seorang kontraktor pembekalan makanan asrama sekolah menengah di sini, Abdullah Sani Abdul Rashid, 50, berkata beliau terpaksa menanggung kerugian akibat kenaikan harga pelbagai barangan keperluannya secara mendadak.

Beliau yang membekalkan makanan ke tiga asrama di daerah ini berkata, hal ini tidak dapat dielakkan kerana kos sebut harga tender yang dimasukinya tahun lalu berdasarkan harga pada masa itu tetapi hampir semua barangan keperluan tersebut sekarang melambung tanpa kawalan.

“Sekarang harga ayam, ikan, daging dan sayur-sayuran naik melambung. Begitu juga bawang, telur, barangan dalam tin, susu sejat dan susu krim naik di antara 20 sen hingga 30 sen. Paling memeranjatkan saya ialah harga santan yang pada hari biasa RM4 sekilo sekarang dah jadi RM12. Sebelum ini harga gula dan gas dah naik. Minyak masak pula susah nak dapat.

“Semua barangan tersebut mesti dibekalkan setiap hari sedangkan harga tender pula tidak boleh diubah lagi. Akibatnya terpaksalah menanggung kerugian,” keluhnya.

Tambahnya, selama ini dengan kenaikan harga barang orang ramai menyangkakan pembeli dan pengguna sahaja yang terjejas, sebaliknya peniaga seperti kamilah sebenarnya yang banyak terkesan kerana kami tidak ada pilihan lain.

Abdullah yang sudah lebih 15 tahun menceburkan diri dalam perniagaan tender pembekalan makanan, berkata pada ketika inilah terasa betul-betul getir dalam perniagaan dan berada dalam kesempitan kerana sejak awal tahun terpaksa mengeluarkan banyak belanja untuk persekolahan anak-anak.

Seorang peniaga warung ‘mi celup’ di bandar ini Jalaluddin Hassan, 40 berkata harga minyak yang tiga naik berturut-turut dululah yang menyebabkan harga barang melambung secara mendadak sehinggakan beliau terpaksa mengeluarkan modal makin besar setiap hari tetapi pulangannya semakin kecil.

“Antara barang yang naik ialah bawang, sayur-sayuran, ayam, rempah ratus dan santan. Semua itu asas barangan niaga saya. Jualan pula tak boleh naik sebab jika dinaikkan pelanggan akan lari. Kalau nak kurangkan bahan dalam masakan pula pelanggan akan komplen.

“Jadi terpaksalah tanggung untung yang semakin kecil. Sekarang ini berniaga bukannya dapat menyimpan duit, hanya sekadar lepas upah pekerja dan gaji harian sendiri saja,” luahnya.

Jalaluddin yakin melambungnya harga barangan keperluan ini disebabkan kenaikan harga minyak. Bila minyak naik barangan pun naik, walaupun kerajaan berjanji untuk mengawal tetapi ternyata gagal.

Sementara itu, kata Jalaluddin, peniaga sepertinya mempunyai tekanan lain pula iaitu cukai meja yang dikenakan Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh yang terlalu mahal. Katanya, untuk cukai meja sahaja berliu terpaksa memperuntukkan sebanyak RM20 sehari.

Jalaluddin berharap nasib peniaga sepertinya dipandang serius oleh pihak kerajaan kerana mereka juga penyumbang kepada ekuiti ekonomi orang Mekayu selama ini.

http://www.harakahdaily.net/v2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30466:harga-barang-peniaga-makanan-turut-terjejas&catid=54:negeri-pahang-darul-makmur&Itemid=99

Paracetamol

Paracetamol: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information

Paracetamol is an antipyretic(fever reducing) and analgesic (pain killer) drug primarily used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain associated with common cold, flu, toothaches, arthritis, menstrual cramps and other conditions.


Paracetamol is most commonly used by people who are sensitive or allergic to aspirin. Although, it is not effective against inflammation, compared to Aspirin or Ibuprofen it is well tolerated by most people, including children and has few side effects, if any. In the United States, Paracetamol is known as Acetaminophen.

PARACETAMOL SIDE EFFECTS



Paracetamol rarely causes side effects as long as it is taken as directed. However, prolonged or habitual use of Paracetamol may lead to liver damage or failure. Rare side effects of Paracetamol include hives, rash, short breath. If you experience any Paracetamol side effects, stop taking the medicine and report it to your health care provider right away.

PARACETAMOL CAUTION



People with known liver problem or condition should not take Paracetamol. Combining Paracetamol with alcohol increases the likelihood of liver toxicity.

Every year more than 800,000 people in the United States alone, die from the so-called Tylenol poisoning (Tylenol is a brand name of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen in the US), which is caused by taking more than recommended doses of Paracetamol or by habitual or long term use.

Do not take Paracetamol if fever lasts for more than 3days and if pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days, unless advised by your physician.

As with any medicine, if you are pregnant or nursing, check with your doctor before taking Paracetamol.

Paracetamol interactions



Consult with your physician before combining Paracetamol with any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), blood thinners like warfarin, and oral contraceptives.



Combining Paracetamol with alcohol increases the likelihood of liver toxicity.

Let your doctor know if you are taking any herbs as some may interfere with Paracetamol's effectiveness.

High doses of Vitamin C (1000-3000mg/day) may increase the level of Paracetamol in the body.

PARACETAMOL DOSES



It is best that Paracetamol taken with food or milk.

CHILDREN INCLUDING INFANTS

Doses of Paracetamol may be repeated every 4 hours, not to exceed 5 times a day.

Liquid form (special cup is provided)

4-11 months: teaspoon

12-23 months: teaspoon

2-3 years: 1 teaspoon

4-5 years: 1 teaspoons

Tablets

6-8 years: 4 tablets (2 teaspoons)

9-10 years: 5 tablets (2 teaspoons)

11-12 years: 6 tablets (3 teaspoons)

12 and older: Adult dose

ADULTS

700-1000mg every 6 hours up to 4 times a day (max. 4000mg/day).

PARACETAMOL OVERDOSE



Symptoms of Paracetamol overdose may include excessive sweating, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

In case of a Paracetamol overdose, seek medical attention right away.

If you miss a dose of Paracetamol, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go on with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose of Paracetamol.

http://www.themedicine.net/drugs/paracetamol.html

Diclofenac Potassium

diclofenac potassium,

the potassium salt of diclofenac, administered orally in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, a variety of nonrheumatic inflammatory conditions, pain, and dysmenorrhea.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.

diclofenac potassium

Cataflam, Novo-Difenac-K (CA), Novo-Difenac-SR (CA)

Pharmacologic class: Cyclooxygenase inhibitor, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

Therapeutic class: Nonopioid analgesic, antiarthritic

Pregnancy risk category C

FDA Boxed Warning

• Drug may increase risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke. Risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for it may be at greater risk.
• Drug increases risk of serious GI adverse events, including bleeding, ulcers, and stomach or intestinal perforation. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning. Elderly patients are at greater risk.
• Drug is contraindicated for treatment of perioperative pain in setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Action

Unclear. Thought to block activity of cyclooxygenase, thereby inhibiting inflammatory responses of vasodilation and swelling and blocking transmission of painful stimuli.

Availability

Tablets: 50 mg, 75 mg

Tablets (delayed-release): 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg

Tablets (extended-release): 100 mg

Indications and dosages

Analgesia; dysmenorrhea

Adults: Initially, 100 mg P.O., then 50 mg t.i.d. as needed

Rheumatoid arthritis

Adults: Initially, 50 mg P.O. three to four times daily. After initial response, reduce to lowest dosage that controls symptoms. Usual maintenance dosage is 25 mg t.i.d.

Osteoarthritis

Adults: Initially, 50 mg P.O. two to three times daily. After initial response, reduce to lowest dosage that controls symptoms.

Ankylosing spondylitis

Adults: 25 mg P.O. four to five times daily. After initial response, reduce to lowest dosage that controls symptoms.

Dosage adjustment

• Renal impairment
• Elderly patients

Off-label uses

• Post-radial keratotomy symptoms
• Dental pain

Contraindications

• Hypersensitivity to drug or its components, other NSAIDs, or aspirin
• Active GI bleeding or ulcer disease

Precautions

Use cautiously in:
• severe cardiovascular, renal, or hepatic disease; bleeding tendency
• history of porphyria or asthma
• concurrent anticoagulant use
• elderly patients
• pregnant or breastfeeding patients
• children.

Administration

• Give on empty stomach 1 hour before or after a meal.
• If drug causes GI upset, give with milk or meals.
• Make sure patient swallows extended-release form whole without chewing or crushing.

Route Onset Peak Duration
P.O. 10 min 1 hr 8 hr
P.O. (delayed) 30 min 2-3 hr 8 hr
P.O. (extended) Unknown 5-6 hr Unknown

Adverse reactions

CNS: dizziness, drowsiness, headache

CV: hypertension

EENT: tinnitus

GI: diarrhea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, heartburn, peptic ulcer, GI bleeding, GI perforation

GU: dysuria, frequent urination, hematuria, proteinuria, nephritis, acute renal failure

Hematologic: prolonged bleeding time

Hepatic: hepatotoxicity

Skin: eczema, photosensitivity, rash, contact dermatitis, dry skin, exfoliation

Other: allergic reactions (including edema), anaphylaxis

Interactions

Drug-drug. Anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, cephalosporins, plicamycin, thrombolytics: increased risk of bleeding

Antihypertensives, diuretics: decreased efficacy of these drugs

Antineoplastics: increased risk of hematologic adverse reactions

Colchicine, corticosteroids, other NSAIDs: additive adverse GI effects

Cyclosporine, probenecid: increased risk of diclofenac toxicity

Digoxin, lithium, methotrexate, phenytoin, theophylline: increased levels of these drugs, greater risk of toxicity

Potassium-sparing diuretics: increased risk of hyperkalemia

Drug-diagnostic tests. Alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, electrolytes, lactate dehydrogenase, urine uric acid: increased values

Bleeding time: prolonged

Hematocrit, hemoglobin, platelets, serum uric acid, urine electrolytes, white blood cells: decreased values

Drug-herbs. Anise, arnica, chamomile, clove, dong quai, fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, ginseng, and others: increased risk of bleeding

Drug-behaviors. Alcohol use: increased risk of adverse GI effects

Patient monitoring

• Monitor hepatic and renal function.
• Observe for and report signs and symptoms of bleeding.
• Assess for hypertension.
• Monitor sodium and potassium levels in patients receiving potassium-sparing diuretics.
• Weigh patient to detect fluid retention. Report gain of more than 2 lb in 24 hours.

Patient teaching

• Instruct patient to take drug on empty stomach 1 hour before or after a meal.
• Advise patient not to lie down for 15 to 30 minutes after taking drug, to minimize esophageal irritation.
• Instruct patient to stop taking drug and contact prescriber promptly if he experiences ringing or buzzing in ears, dizziness, GI discomfort, or bleeding.
• Caution patient not to take over-the-counter analgesics during diclofenac therapy.
• As appropriate, review all other significant and life-threatening adverse reactions and interactions, especially those related to the drugs, tests, herbs, and behaviors mentioned above.

Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook 2009. © 2009 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Erythromycin

-Science Dictionary
erythromycin (ĭ-rĭth'rə-mī'sĭn) Pronunciation Key
An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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-Encyclopedia

erythromycin

drug synthesized by the soil bacterium Streptomyces erythraeus and used in the treatment of throat infections, pneumonia, and other diseases. Erythromycin, an antibiotic that inhibits the synthesis of vital proteins in susceptible bacteria, may be either bacteriostatic (i.e., inhibiting bacterial reproduction but not killing bacterial cells) or bactericidal (i.e., killing bacteria by direct action), depending on its concentration and the type of microorganism against which it is used. Among the disease-causing agents susceptible to erythromycin are Staphylococcus aureus, several species of Streptococcus, Mycoplasma species, Legionella pneumophila (the bacterium that causes Legionnaire disease), and Corynebacterium diphtheriae (the causative agent of diphtheria).

Learn more about erythromycin with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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Erythromycin

What is erythromycin?

Erythromycin is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics slow the growth of, or sometimes kill, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive

Erythromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial endocarditis and attacks of rheumatic fever.

Erythromycin may also be used for other purposes.

Important information about erythromycin

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to erythromycin, or if you are also taking cisapride (Propulsid) or pimozide (Orap). Erythromycin may interact with these medicines and could cause dangerous or life-threatening heart rhythm disorders.

If you have liver disease or myasthenia gravis, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take erythromycin

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed-release pill. Swallow the pill whole. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill could damage this coating. The delayed-release pill is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Erythromycin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Erythromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Before taking erythromycin

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to erythromycin, or if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • cisapride (Propulsid); or

  • pimozide (Orap).

Erythromycin may interact with these medicines and could cause dangerous or life-threatening heart rhythm disorders.

Before taking erythromycin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or myasthenia gravis. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medicine.

FDA pregnancy category B: This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Erythromycin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take erythromycin?

Take erythromycin exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Erythromycin can be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed-release pill. Swallow the pill whole. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill could damage this coating. The delayed-release pill is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

The chewable tablet form of erythromycin must be chewed before swallowing.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Erythromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using erythromycin.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or hearing loss.

What should I avoid while taking erythromycin?

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Erythromycin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

Erythromycin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to erythromycin: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • chest pain, uneven heartbeats, feeling light-headed or fainting;

  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, lost appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Less serious erythromycin side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain;

  • dizziness, headache, feeling tired;

  • vaginal itching or discharge; or

  • mild itching or skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect erythromycin?

Many drugs can interact with erythromycin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:

  • bromocriptine (Parlodel);

  • cilostazol (Pletal);

  • cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral);

  • digoxin (Lanoxin);

  • disopyramide (Norpace);

  • quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex);

  • sildenafil (Viagra);

  • tacrolimus (Prograf);

  • theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theobid, and others);

  • verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);

  • vinblastine (Velban);

  • alprazolam (Xanax) or triazolam (Halcion);

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);

  • carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene);

  • a cholesterol-lowering medication such as lovastatin (Mevacor) or simvastatin (Zocor);

  • ergotamine (Ercaf, Cafergot, Ergostat, Ergomar) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal); or

  • any other antibiotics.

This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with erythromycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

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