Althrocin 250 Mg

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About Althrocin 250 mg

Althrocin 250 mg is used in treating various types of bacterial infections.

The active salt of the medicine, Erythromycin, is effective against many respiratory, ear, nose, throat, lung, and skin infections. 

It prevents the growth of bacteria, thereby alleviating symptoms and curing the infection.

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Althrocin 250 tablets are used in treating various infections caused by Bacteria.

Erythromycin treats bacteria responsible for causing skin infections and the upper respiratory tract, including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Haemophilus and Corynebacterium genera.

250 mg tablets of Althrocin aids in curing bacterial infections in the respiratory tract, throat and lungs.

It is also widely prescribed for treating nose, ear and skin infections.

It can also be combined with other antibiotics to treat sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, etc. 

Some other conditions that can be treated with Althrocin 250 are:

  • Pertussis
  • Acute otitis media
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Syphilis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Prophylaxis for Rheumatic Fever
  • Stomach and intestinal infections
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

This medication kills or inhibits the growth of the infection-causing bacteria. 

Erythromycin 250 mg tablets are ineffective against virus-borne infections like the Flu.

How does Erythromycin 250 mg work

Althrocin 250 mg belongs to a group of medicines known as Macrolide Antibiotics.

Some other Macrolide Antibiotics are Azithromycin and Clarithromycin.

It functions by inhibiting the synthesis of essential proteins in bacteria.

These proteins are essential for bacteria as they need them to perform vital functions. 

Loss of proteins inhibits bacteria's growth and prevents infection spread.


Follow the steps mentioned below while taking Althrocin:

  • Take Althrocin 250 tablets in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor
  • Swallow it as a whole. Avoid crushing, chewing or breaking the tablets
  • Consume Erythromycin on an empty stomach, 1 to 2 hours before a meal

Missed Dose

Do not miss a dose of Althrocin 250 mg tablet. 

If you miss a dose of this medication, do not worry. You can take it as soon as you remember.

Avoid taking the missed dose if your scheduled dose is near. 


Refrain from taking more than the prescribed dose of Erythromycin 250 mg.

Seek medical help in case you overdose on Althrocin 250 mg tablets.

Side Effects 

Like any other medicine, Althrocin may cause some side effects in individuals.

Some of the side effects of this Antibiotic medication are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Chills
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Skin blistering
  • Dark urine
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest tightness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Swelling of the face, lips or throat
  • Weight loss
  • Headache


Medicine interactions vary from person to person. 

Before starting any medication, you should discuss all potential interactions with your doctor.

Let your doctor know of any health condition you may have. Also, make sure they know any medicine, herbal or vitamin supplements you may take.

Drug Interactions

Here are a few drug interactions of Althrocin:

  • Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Amiodarone
  • Pimozide
  • Ceritinib
  • Clonazepam
  • Atorvastatin
  • Alprazolam
  • Ketoconazole
  • Verapamil
  • Clobazam

Disease Interactions

Avoid taking Erythromycin 250 mg if you have the following health conditions:

  • QT Prolongation
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Liver disease


Keep the following points in mind while taking Althrocin:

  • If you have a liver condition, avoid taking this medicine as it may result in hearing loss
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Erythromycin
  • Do not share the medication with others, even if the condition seems similar
  • Even if you feel better, do not miss any doses and finish the entire course of treatment. Stopping it prematurely may cause the infection to return and be more challenging to treat
  • Stop taking Althrocin 250 Tablet immediately and contact your doctor if you develop an itchy rash, swelling in the throat, face or tongue, or difficulty breathing while taking this medication

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Althrocin 250mg used for?

Althrocin 250 mg is a Macrolide Antibiotic prescribed for treating different bacterial infections. It is effective against many respiratory, ear, nose, throat, lung, and skin infections. 

How do you take Althrocin 250 mg?

Althrocin tablets with Erythromycin 250 mg should be taken on an empty stomach 1-2 hours before a meal. Even if you feel better, do not miss any doses and finish the entire course of treatment. Stopping it prematurely may cause the infection to return and be more challenging to treat.

Is Althrocin good for throat pain?

Yes, Althrocin is recommended for throat infections. However, as it is an effective antibiotic, do not take Althrocin tablets without consulting a doctor.

Who should not use Erythromycin?

Althrocin (Erythromycin) is not recommended for people with Liver issues, QT Prolongation
and Myasthenia Gravis

What bacteria is killed by Erythromycin?

Erythromycin can treat bacteria such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Haemophilus, and Corynebacterium that cause skin and upper respiratory tract infections.

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