Erythromycin - Definition

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Erythromycin is an antibiotic that possesses properties almost identical to those of penicillin. It is classically used to treat patients who are allergic to penicillin, especially in cases of respiratory infection or chlamydia. Erythromycin is also an acne treatment, used in the form of a gel or ointment. As an intravenous injection, erythromycin serves to accelerate the evacuation of the bolus from the stomach in order to perform digestive endoscopies.