Erythromycin

From Dog

Erythromycin is an antimicrobial drug similar to zithromycin and clarithromycin.

Side-effects have been reported in some dogs with multi-drug sensitivity such as the Collie.

Although this drug has gastric motility effects, they are inferior to other drugs such as cisapride or metoclopramide.

Toxic cardiac reactions with concurrent use of disopyramide have been noted in the dog[1].

The recommended dose rate is 10 to 20 mg/kg orally one to three times daily.

References

  1. Watanabe I et al (2011) Combined effect of disopyramide and erythromycin on ventricular repolarization in dogs with complete atrioventricular block. Int Heart J 52(6):393-397