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Pregnant Women

Only When Necessary
Warning: No adequate or well-controlled studies of Erythromycin have been performed in pregnant women. However, there have been some reports of heart abnormalities in patients using this medicine. Erythromycin crosses placenta with a low amount of Erythromycin in the blood of fetus. Also, there is a risk of obstruction in the opening between the stomach and small intestine of an infant (infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis) in the baby of pregnant women using Erythromycin.

Breastfeeding

Only When Necessary
Warning: Erythromycin passes into breast milk. Such patients should take precaution while using this medicine due to the risk of obstruction in the opening between the stomach and small intestine in the infant (infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis).

Younger Adults Population

Possibly safe
Warning: The use of Erythromycin suspension is recommended in babies and young children.

Older Adults Population

Precaution
Warning: Elderly patients with reduced kidney or liver function are at an increased risk of developing hearing loss and prolonged heartbeat while using this medicine. They may also experience an increased effect of anticoagulant therapy while using Erythromycin.

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