Erythromycin Tablets BP 250mg. *

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    ADVANZ Pharma
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Updated on 08 August 2017

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling

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deleted: Excipients with known effect: Carmellose sodium (7.87 mg per tablet)
4.4
deleted: Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets contain sodium This medicinal product contains 7.87 mg sodium per tablet. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet. Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets contain propylene glycol May cause alcohol-like symptoms.
4.9
Changed from Treatment to Management

4.2 added :

Hepatic impairment

Erythromycin should be used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function (see sections 4.4 & 5.2).

 

4.3 added “domperidone”:

Erythromycin is contraindicated in patients taking astemizole, terfenadine, domperidone, cisapride or pimozide.

 

4.4 added:

Patients receiving erythromycin concurrently with drugs which can cause prolongation of the QT interval should be carefully monitored. The concomitant use of erythromycin with some of these drugs is contraindicated (see sections 4.3 & 4.5)

 

6.6 Added:

Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements

Updated on 08 August 2017

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for new product

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 08 August 2017

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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2
deleted: Excipients with known effect: Carmellose sodium (7.87 mg per tablet)
4.4
deleted: Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets contain sodium This medicinal product contains 7.87 mg sodium per tablet. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet. Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets contain propylene glycol May cause alcohol-like symptoms.
4.9
Changed from Treatment to Management

4.2 added :

Hepatic impairment

Erythromycin should be used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function (see sections 4.4 & 5.2).

 

4.3 added “domperidone”:

Erythromycin is contraindicated in patients taking astemizole, terfenadine, domperidone, cisapride or pimozide.

 

4.4 added:

Patients receiving erythromycin concurrently with drugs which can cause prolongation of the QT interval should be carefully monitored. The concomitant use of erythromycin with some of these drugs is contraindicated (see sections 4.3 & 4.5)

 

6.6 Added:

Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements

Updated on 13 February 2015

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 1 - Name of medicinal product
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 6.1 - List of excipients
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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The sections 1, 2, 4.1-4.4, 4.6-4.8, 5.1-5.3, 6.1, 6.6, 9 & 10 of the SPC has been updated

Updated on 13 February 2015

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 1 - Name of medicinal product
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 6.1 - List of excipients
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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The sections 1, 2, 4.1-4.4, 4.6-4.8, 5.1-5.3, 6.1, 6.6, 9 & 10 of the SPC has been updated

Updated on 14 November 2012

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Section 4.1 (Therapeutic indications):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

 

Section 4.2 (Posology and method of administration):

-        Updated dosing guidelines for adults and children over 8 years.

-        Note to say that for younger children the erythromycin ethylsuccinate suspensions are recommended.

 

Section 4.3 (Contraindications):

-        Updated hypersensitivity statement.

-        Removal of statement ‘Use in patients with serious impairment of liver function’ as this is documented in section 4.4.

 

Section 4.4 (Special warnings and precautions for use):

-        Expansion of statement regarding reports of patients with pseudomembranous colitis following antibiotic therapy.

-        Addition of warnings of reports of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) with erythromycin use.

-        Addition of statement detailing infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IPHS) occurring in infants following erythromycin therapy.

-        Deletion of paragraph discussing use of erythromycin in patients taking drugs metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system as this is documented in section 4.5.

 

Section 4.5 (Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

-        Significant changes made to this section including

o        details of drugs which may have an increased serum level following erythromycin therapy due to the metabolism by the cytochrome P450 system

o        details of drugs which may cause sub therapeutic levels of erythromycin

 

Section 4.6 (Fertility, pregnancy and lactation):

-        Title of section changed from ‘Pregnancy and lactation’

-        Amended section to read:

 

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, observational studies in humans have reported cardiovascular malformations after exposure to medicinal products containing erythromycin during early pregnancy.

 

Erythromycin has been reported to cross the placental barrier in humans, but foetal plasma levels are generally low.

 

Erythromycin is excreted in breast milk, therefore, caution should be exercised when erythromycin is administered to a nursing mother.

 

Section 4.8 (Undesirable effects):

-        Sorted into system order class (SOC).

 

Section 5.1 (Pharmacodynamic properties):

-        Addition of information which specifies the strains of bacteria sensitive to erythromycin.

-        Deletion of paragraph below in this section as moved to section 5.2:

 

Erythromycin ethylsuccinate is less susceptible than erythromycin to the adverse effect of gastric acid.  It is absorbed from the small intestine. It is widely distributed throughout body tissues. Little metabolism occurs and only about 5% is excreted in the urine. It is excreted principally by the liver.

 

Section 5.2 (Pharmacokinetic properties):

-        Addition of deleted paragraph from section 5.1 above.

 

Section 5.3 (Preclinical safety data):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

 

Section 10 (Date of (partial) revision of the text):

-        Updated to read October 2012.

Updated on 14 November 2012

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Free text change information supplied by the pharmaceutical company

Section 4.1 (Therapeutic indications):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

 

Section 4.2 (Posology and method of administration):

-        Updated dosing guidelines for adults and children over 8 years.

-        Note to say that for younger children the erythromycin ethylsuccinate suspensions are recommended.

 

Section 4.3 (Contraindications):

-        Updated hypersensitivity statement.

-        Removal of statement ‘Use in patients with serious impairment of liver function’ as this is documented in section 4.4.

 

Section 4.4 (Special warnings and precautions for use):

-        Expansion of statement regarding reports of patients with pseudomembranous colitis following antibiotic therapy.

-        Addition of warnings of reports of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) with erythromycin use.

-        Addition of statement detailing infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IPHS) occurring in infants following erythromycin therapy.

-        Deletion of paragraph discussing use of erythromycin in patients taking drugs metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system as this is documented in section 4.5.

 

Section 4.5 (Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

-        Significant changes made to this section including

o        details of drugs which may have an increased serum level following erythromycin therapy due to the metabolism by the cytochrome P450 system

o        details of drugs which may cause sub therapeutic levels of erythromycin

 

Section 4.6 (Fertility, pregnancy and lactation):

-        Title of section changed from ‘Pregnancy and lactation’

-        Amended section to read:

 

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, observational studies in humans have reported cardiovascular malformations after exposure to medicinal products containing erythromycin during early pregnancy.

 

Erythromycin has been reported to cross the placental barrier in humans, but foetal plasma levels are generally low.

 

Erythromycin is excreted in breast milk, therefore, caution should be exercised when erythromycin is administered to a nursing mother.

 

Section 4.8 (Undesirable effects):

-        Sorted into system order class (SOC).

 

Section 5.1 (Pharmacodynamic properties):

-        Addition of information which specifies the strains of bacteria sensitive to erythromycin.

-        Deletion of paragraph below in this section as moved to section 5.2:

 

Erythromycin ethylsuccinate is less susceptible than erythromycin to the adverse effect of gastric acid.  It is absorbed from the small intestine. It is widely distributed throughout body tissues. Little metabolism occurs and only about 5% is excreted in the urine. It is excreted principally by the liver.

 

Section 5.2 (Pharmacokinetic properties):

-        Addition of deleted paragraph from section 5.1 above.

 

Section 5.3 (Preclinical safety data):

-        Grammatical update to title case.

 

Section 10 (Date of (partial) revision of the text):

-        Updated to read October 2012.

Updated on 02 February 2011

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Update sections 2, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.4, 6.5, 9 and 10 as noted below in bold following renewal of licence.

           

 

 

2.         QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

                                                                                                                       

Each tablet contains 250mg erythromycin

 

For a full list of excipients, see 6.1.

           

                       

4.1   Therapeutic Indications

 

For the treatment of infections caused by erythromycin-sensitive organisms. Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

 

 

           4.4   Special warnings and precautions for use

 

 

4.5   Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

 

 

5.1   Pharmacodynamic properties

 

ATC Code: J01FA

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Macrolides

Erythromycin exerts its antimicrobial action by binding to the 50S ribosomal sub-unit of susceptible microorganisms and suppresses protein synthesis. 

           

           

6.4     Special precautions for storage

 

Do not store above 25oC. Store in the original container to protect from light.

 

 

6.5     Nature and contents of container

                                   

Type III amber glass bottles with a urea outer / aluminium liner cap, of 100 tablets.

 

Polypropylene bottles with either an LDPE or an HDPE closure, of 50, 100, 500 and 1000 tablets.

 

Aluminium foil/clear or opaque PVC/PVDC blisters in packs of 28, 40 and 56 tablets.

 

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

 

 

9.         Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of Authorisation

 

Date of first authorisation: 01 November 1982

 

Date of last renewal: 01 November 2007

 

 

10.       Date of (partial) revision of text

 

            September 2010

 

Updated on 02 February 2011

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Free text change information supplied by the pharmaceutical company

Update sections 2, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.4, 6.5, 9 and 10 as noted below in bold following renewal of licence.

           

 

 

2.         QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

                                                                                                                       

Each tablet contains 250mg erythromycin

 

For a full list of excipients, see 6.1.

           

                       

4.1   Therapeutic Indications

 

For the treatment of infections caused by erythromycin-sensitive organisms. Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

 

 

           4.4   Special warnings and precautions for use

 

 

4.5   Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

 

 

5.1   Pharmacodynamic properties

 

ATC Code: J01FA

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Macrolides

Erythromycin exerts its antimicrobial action by binding to the 50S ribosomal sub-unit of susceptible microorganisms and suppresses protein synthesis. 

           

           

6.4     Special precautions for storage

 

Do not store above 25oC. Store in the original container to protect from light.

 

 

6.5     Nature and contents of container

                                   

Type III amber glass bottles with a urea outer / aluminium liner cap, of 100 tablets.

 

Polypropylene bottles with either an LDPE or an HDPE closure, of 50, 100, 500 and 1000 tablets.

 

Aluminium foil/clear or opaque PVC/PVDC blisters in packs of 28, 40 and 56 tablets.

 

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

 

 

9.         Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of Authorisation

 

Date of first authorisation: 01 November 1982

 

Date of last renewal: 01 November 2007

 

 

10.       Date of (partial) revision of text

 

            September 2010

 

Updated on 14 August 2008

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 14 August 2008

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 30 August 2007

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for medicines.ie

Updated on 30 August 2007

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for medicines.ie

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)