A 13 year old has atypical pneumonia and is started on an antibiotic. Two days he returns complaining of stomach discomfort and has stopped taking the drug. What is the most likely drug he was started on?
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The most common side effects of erythromycin preparations are gastrointestinal. They can occur if given orally or intravenously and are dose related.
They include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and anorexia.
Erythromycin can also cause hepatitis, elevated liver functions, and hepatic dysfunction.
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