Althrocin 500mg Tablet
Althrocin 500mg Tablet

Althrocin 500mg Tablet

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Erythromycin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Althrocin 500 tablet is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by the bacteria, such as infections of the lungs, airways, throat, ear, intestine, reproductive tract, urinary tract and skin infe...
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Uses of Althrocin 500 MG

Althrocin 500 tablet is used to treat various bacterial infections.

Contraindications of Althrocin 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to erythromycin or any other ingredients of Althrocin 500 tablet.
  • If you are already taking other blood pressure-lowering medicines or medicines for migraine such as ergotamine, etc.

Side effects of Althrocin 500 MG

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Decreased appetite

Precautions and Warnings of Althrocin 500 MG



Can I take Althrocin 500 tablet during pregnancy?
Althrocin 500 tablet should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause harm such as malformations in the unborn baby especially, during early pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Althrocin 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of the Althrocin 500 tablet pass into the breastmilk, thus, you should contact your doctor before using it while breastfeeding. If prescribed, monitor your baby closely for irritability, diarrhoea, fungal infection and diaper rash.


Can I drive if I have consumed Althrocin 500 tablet?
Althrocin 500 tablet does not affect your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Althrocin 500 tablet?
Alcohol might delay the absorption of the Althrocin 500 tablet. Thus, you should limit the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have or had liver or kidney disease.
  • You experience persistent diarrhoea even after stopping the treatment with this medicine.
  • You have heart-related diseases such as irregular heart rate.
  • You have myasthenia gravis characterised by muscle weakness.
  • You have any other medical condition and are on medication.
  • Althrocin 500 tablets should not be used by children below 2 years of age.

Mode of Action of Althrocin 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Althrocin 500 tablet inhibits bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of proteins that are essential for cell growth.

Directions for Use of Althrocin 500 MG

Althrocin 500 tablet should be taken as per the correct dosage and for the exact duration prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed as a whole. The tablet must not be chewed, crushed or broken...
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Interactions of Althrocin 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Althrocin 500 tablet or this medicine itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking, that includes all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are taking for a...
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  • In particular, if you are taking medicines for allergy, heart diseases, migraine, brain-related disorders, medicines for reducing stomach acid, anti-coagulants, immunosuppressants, anti-fungal medicin...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin, simvastatin, etc.

Storage and disposal of Althrocin 500 MG

  • Store Althrocin 500 tablets at a temperature below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Althrocin 500 MG


If you have taken too much of Althrocin 500 tablet, then contact your doctor or visit your nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of Althrocin 500 tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do ...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the precautions that should I take while on Althrocin 500 tablet?

A: The dosage regimen of Althrocin 500 tablet should be followed regularly. The prescribed dose should be completed to prevent the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Althrocin 500 tablet?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. The doctor should also know about other health supplements like herbal medications or nutritional supplements that you may be taking.

Q: Is Althrocin 500 tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Althrocin 500 tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections.

Q: Are Althrocin 500 tablet and Azithromycin the same?

A: No, they are not the same. Althrocin 500 tablet contains erythromycin as its active therapeutic ingredient. However, both medicines are used to treat bacterial infections, but their use differs depending on the susceptible organism. Your doctor may prescribe you depending on the causative organism.

Q: How long should I take the Althrocin 500 tablet?

A: The dose and duration of the Althrocin 500 tablet will depend on the response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.

Q: Does Althrocin 500 cause diarrhoea?

A: Diarrhoea is one of the common side effects that an individual might experience. Sometimes antibiotics affect the normal bacterial flora of the gut, along with killing the infectious bacteria. Good bacteria of your gut play an important role in digestion and absorption, affecting them can alter the normal metabolic processes and can cause diarrhoea. So it is advised to keep yourself hydrated.

Q: Can I stop taking Althrocin 500 on my own if I feel better?

A: No, you should complete the course as prescribed by your doctor. Though you will be feeling better, some bacteria will still be alive in your system. This can lead to these bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. To ensure complete and effective treatment, take medicine for the full course, even if you start feeling fine midway.

Q: Can I take the Althrocin 500 for cold and fever?

A: No, you should not take this medicine for relieving cold and fever. Althrocin 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine and is only effective against bacteria, whereas cold is a viral infection. Also, it does not help reduce temperature and is hence not effective for reducing fever.

Q: Can I take Althrocin 500 tablet for throat infection or cough?

A: A throat infection can be either due to a bacterial or a viral infection. Do not take Althrocin 500 tablet without consulting your doctor.


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ContainsErythromycin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, stomach discomfort, vomiting
Last Updated on: 06 Dec 2021 | 04:35 PM (IST)
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