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[e-drug] Motility agents in promoting enteral feeding (2)

E-DRUG: motility agents in promoting enteral feeding (2)
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Dear Chee Lan,

The indications of erythromycin are: alternative to penicillin
in hypersensitive patients; campylobacter enteritis; pneumonia,
legionnaires´disease, syphilis, non-gonococcal urethritis, chronic
prostatitis, diphteria and whooping cough prophylaxis; acne vulgaris and
rosacea.

By the other side, erythromycin produce as side-effects diarrhoea
(antibiotic-associated colitis reported).

If this critical patient needs a drug to improve motility, then
erythromycin is not a good choice.

Metoclopramide also must be used with caution, and not for a longer periods
of time.

Miriam Cires

Therapeutic Consultation Service
Pharmacoepidemiology Development Center
Cuba
miriam@mcdf.sld.cu

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