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Brand names: Emcin Clear (also known as Erygel), Theramycin, Theramycin Z

Drug Classes: Topical Acne Agents and Topical Antibiotics

What is Erygel?

Erythromycin, an antibacterial , is used to fight bacteria.Erygel is used for the treatment of acne verrucosus among adults.Erygel can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Erygel

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue.

Erygel may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe burning, stinging, or redness
  • Oozing and other symptoms of infection
  • Skin conditions are worsening;
  • Severe abdominal pain, bloody or watery diarrhea (even months after the last dose).

Erygel can cause the following side effects:

  • Itching, burning, or peeling of the skin
  • Dry or oily skin

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report any side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Diarrhea can be an indication of a new virus. If you experience diarrhea with blood or water, call your doctor.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Erygel, then it is best not to use the product.Inform your doctor whether you are breastfeeding or pregnant.Erygel should not be used by those under the age of 18.

How to take Erygel?

Read all the instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all the directions. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin.Use Erygel only after washing your hands.Before applying Erygel, clean and dry your skin. Apply the medication lightly without massaging it.Erygel can be applied daily, either once or twice. Please follow your doctor's directions.Keep the tube or bottle at a temperature that is not too hot and away from heat and moisture. When not in use, keep the bottle or tube tightly closed.Erygel gel is flammable. Avoid using near-open flames or high temperatures. Smoke only after the gel is completely dry.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are close to your next dose, skip the missed one. Never apply two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

It is possible that antibiotics can lead to diarrhea. This could be an indication of a fresh infection. Call your doctor if you experience diarrhea that's watery or bleeding.Do not use other medications in areas treated with Erygel unless you are told to by your doctor.Use skin care products that are not irritating, like harsh soaps and skin cleaners. Avoid products containing alcohol, spices, or astringents.Do not get this medicine in your mouth, eyes, or nose. Rinse with water if it gets into these areas.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact. Inform your health care providers of all the medicines that you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbs.