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Erythromycin

Erythromycin is a bacteriostatic antibiotic produced by Streptomyces erythreus microorganisms and belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics. Erythromycin A is considered its major active component. In sensitive organisms, it inhibits bacterial protein synthesis which inhibits bacterial growth and reproduction. After absorption, erythromycin diffuses readily into most body fluids. 1

Erythromycin is approved for use in dogs, cats, and cattle. In dogs the drug is used for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, upper respiratory infections (tonsillitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, pharyngitis, pleurisy), endometritis and metritis, and bacterial wound infections caused by Staphylococcus species, Streptococcus species, and Corynebacterium species, sensitive to erythromycin. 2

In cats erythromycin is used for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, upper respiratory infections (rhinitis, bronchitis), secondary infections associated with panleukopenia, and bacterial wound infections caused by Staphylococcus species and Streptococcus species, susceptible to erythromycin. 2

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