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Althrocin 250mg Tablet

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Erythromycin(250.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Althrocin 250 tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used to prevent and treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It contains erythromycin as its active ingredient. It works by inhibiting the g...
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Uses of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

Althrocin 250 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, chest and lung infection, skin infection, ear infection, dental infections and other infections.

Contraindications of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to erythromycin or other ingredients of Althrocin tablet.
  • If you have heart, liver or kidney-related diseases.
  • If you are taking Ergotamine and Dihydroergotamine for the treatment of migraine attacks.
  • If you are on medications like Simvastatin (to lower cholesterol levels), Tolterodine (urinary related disorders), Amisulpride & Domperidone (Anti-emetic agent), Amisulpride & Pimozide (brain-related ...
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Side effects of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Althrocin 250mg Tablet



Can I take Althrocin 250 tablet during pregnancy?
Althrocin 250 tablet should be avoided during pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant as there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before using it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Althrocin 250 tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Althrocin 250 tablet passes into breast milk in small quantities. Take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor. Monitor your child for any symptoms.


Can I drive if I have consumed Althrocin 250 tablet?
There is limited information about the effects of the Althrocin 250 tablet on driving, but since this medicine may cause dizziness, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol with Althrocin 250 tablet?
Alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of Althrocin 250 tablet. It is better to avoid alcohol with this medication.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are already on other medications that may cause severe side effects.
  • You have problems with your heart.
  • You have a condition that causes muscle weakness.
  • You have any disorders affecting your liver, this medicine should not be taken.
  • You have low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood.
  • In the past, you have experienced diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
  • You are pregnant and have a sexually transmitted disease called syphilis.

Mode of Action of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Althrocin 250 tablet works by stopping the growth of bacteria by interfering in protein synthesis which is essential for bacterial activity.

Directions for Use of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

  • Althrocin 250 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • This tablet should be taken just before or with meals.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop the dosage of Althrocin 250 Tablet by yourself or the benefit would be reduced.

Interactions of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Althrocin 250 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat allergies, psychiatric illnesses, migraine, stomach problems, infections, cholesterol problems, gout, arthritis, acidity, heart problems, fits, asthma, ...
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  • Do not take this antibiotic with other medicines such as Astemizole, Terfenadine, Cisapride, Pimozide, Ergotamine, Dihydroergotamine or Colchicine.

Storage and disposal of Althrocin 250mg Tablet

  • Store Althrocin tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Althrocin 250mg Tablet


If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of Althrocin tablets, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Althrocin tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a d...
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Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Althrocin tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Althrocin is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: Can Althrocin tablet be useful in throat infection?

A: Yes, it is effective in bacterial infections of the throat. However, you should not take this medicine on your own as it is a strong antibiotic.

Q: Can Althrocin tablet be taken by pregnant women?

A: There is no sufficient information available on the safety of this medicine in pregnancy. Hence, it should not be used during pregnancy.

Q: Can Althrocin be used after delivery?

A: No, it should not be used for at least after 7 days after delivery as there is a risk of a condition named Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis (IHPS) in your child. IHPS is characterised by a gap between the stomach and small intestine & it thickens and blocks the passage of food from the stomach to the intestine.

Q: Can Althrocin tablet cause any fungal infection?

A: Althrocin 250 tablet may cause fungal infection in some people due to the disruption of beneficial bacteria. Immediately inform your doctor in such cases.


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ContainsErythromycin(250.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, diarrhoea, vomiting
Last Updated on: 03 Aug 2021 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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