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Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin Topical) - Summary

 
 



AKNE-MYCIN SUMMARY

Akne-mycin (erythromycin) topical ointment contains erythromycin which is produced from a strain of Streptomyces erythraeus. Each gram of Akne-mycin topical ointment contains 20 mg of erythromycin base.

Akne-mycin is indicated for topical control of acne vulgaris.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin Topical)

Severe Acne in Teen Years Linked to Increased Endometriosis Risk
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2014.08.29]
Women with a history of severe acne in their teenage years are at significantly greater risk of endometriosis, new research shows.
Reuters Health Information

Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2014.06.26]
Title: Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA
Category: Health News
Created: 6/25/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Approaches to Acne Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2014.06.10]
Title: New Approaches to Acne Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 6/9/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Clear Skin Pictures Slideshow: Helping Your Teen With Acne
Source: MedicineNet Boils Specialty [2013.11.07]
Title: Clear Skin Pictures Slideshow: Helping Your Teen With Acne
Category: Slideshows
Created: 1/20/2010 3:54:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Acne (Pimples)
Source: MedicineNet Boils Specialty [2013.08.13]
Title: Acne (Pimples)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin Topical)

A comparison between the effectiveness of erythromycin, single-dose clarithromycin and topical fusidic acid in the treatment of erythrasma. [2011.09.18]
Abstract Although erythrasma is a superficial skin infection, there is no consensus on the treatment model of erythrasma... Conclusion: Topical fusidic acid proved to be the most effective treatment; however, clarithromycin therapy may be an alternative regimen in the treatment of erythrasma because of its efficiency and better patient's compliance.

Topical nadifloxacin 1% cream vs. topical erythromycin 4% gel in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. [2010.12]
Topical antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy in mild to moderate inflammatory acne... We conclude that when topically applied, both nadifloxacin 1% cream and erythromycin 4% gel are equally effective and safe treatments for mild to moderate facial acne.

Oral amoxicillin vs. oral erythromycin in the treatment of pyoderma in Bamako, Mali: an open randomized trial. [2007.10]
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma (bacterial superficial skin infection) is an extremely common disorder in tropical developing countries. In these settings, Streptococcus pyogenes is considered to be the main etiological agent. Apart from epidemics of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis where mass treatment with intramuscular benzathine-penicillin is recommended, no recommendation exists for the treatment of pyoderma in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral amoxicillin in the treatment of pyoderma in Mali, by comparison with oral erythromycin... CONCLUSIONS: Amoxicillin was as efficacious as erythromycin in the treatment of severe pyoderma in Mali. Owing to its efficacy, added to high availability and low cost, this compound should be considered a first-line treatment of this disorder in this country, and perhaps in other countries where this condition presents in a similar way.

A randomized, single-blind comparison of topical clindamycin + benzoyl peroxide (Duac) and erythromycin + zinc acetate (Zineryt) in the treatment of mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris. [2007.03]
CONCLUSIONS: CDP + BPO and ERY + Zn are effective treatments for acne but CDP + BPO has an earlier onset of action that should improve patient compliance.

Topical nadifloxacin 1% cream vs. topical erythromycin 4% gel in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. [2010]
Topical antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy in mild to moderate inflammatory acne... We conclude that when topically applied, both nadifloxacin 1% cream and erythromycin 4% gel are equally effective and safe treatments for mild to moderate facial acne.

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Clinical Trials Related to Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin Topical)

Comparison of Two Macrolides, Azithromycin and Erythromycin, for Symptomatic Treatment of Gastroparesis [Recruiting]
Erythromycin is effectively used in the treatment of Gastroparesis (GP) patients. In susceptible patients however, it has been associated with sudden cardiac death due to prolongation of QT intervals and subsequent cardiac risks through its interaction some other drugs. Azithromycin (AZI) is a macrolide antibiotic but does not have the mentioned druf interactions , has fewer gastrointestinal side effects, and fewer risks of QT prolongation and cardiac arrhythmias. Consequently, AZI avoids drawbacks of dosing with erythromycin and may be preferred as a prokinetic agent in patients on other concomitant medications.

We hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of Azithromycin (AZI) as compared to Erythromycin in the treatment of Gastroparesis (GP), and later, form the framework for larger randomized-controlled parallel studies to investigate use of AZI for treatment of GP.

Our novel hypothesis is to determine whether AZI can be used to treat GP.

Treatment of Dowling Maera Type of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex by Oral Erythromycin [Recruiting]
Dowling Meara type of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS-DM) is a rare genodermatosis due to keratin 5 and 14 mutation, characterized by skin fragility and spontaneous or post traumatic blisters. Neonatal period and infancy are critical since this autonomic dominant affection usually improves with age. Cyclins seem to be efficient in some cases of EBS but are prohibited in children younger than 8 years old. Erythromycin can be a good alternative in this population due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory potential.

The aim of this study is the evaluation of the efficiency of oral erythromycin to decrease the number of cutaneous blisters in severe EBS-DM patients from 6 months to 8 years old after 3 months of treatment.

Primary end point is the number of patients with decrease of blisters' number of at least 20% after 3 months of treatment by oral erythromycin.

It is a preliminary study on 8 patients. Treatment is oral erythromycin twice a day during 3 months. Follow up for each patient is 5 months. The duration of the study is 1 year.

A Study of Erythromycin and Rivaroxaban in Study Participants With Normal and Reduced Kidney Function [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of rivaroxaban when administered with erythromycin to study participants with mild or moderate renal impairment compared to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of rivaroxaban administered to study participants with normal renal function.

Methylnaltrexone vs Erythromycin for Facilitating Gastric Emptying Time in Critically Ill Patients [Recruiting]
42 patients admitted in ICU with intolerance to enteral feeding (GRV more than 250 ml) are recruited. All patients enter a primary acetaminophen absorption test study as baseline. Serum levels of acetaminophen will be measured by florescence polarization method at 15,30,45,60,90,120,180,240,480 minutes after enteral administration of 975 mg acetaminophen. Then the patients will be randomized to methylnaltrexone or erythromycin group. Another acetaminophen absorption test with the same schedule will be done after the last dose of each drug. The area under the curve for acetaminophen blood level will be used to compare the effect of two studied drugs on gastric emptying time.

Neuroprotection With Erythromycin in Cardiac Surgery [Recruiting]
Neurological complications occur in open heart surgery with a frequency of 40% and they range from major neurological deficits (due to a stroke) to neurocognitive and behavioral disorders. This study aims to determine if erythromycin, a worldwide known antibiotic, protects the brain from damage when given in high doses before and during open heart surgery.

The investigators consume that high dose of erythromycin will protect the brain with a pharmacological preconditioning against the global ischemia during the perioperative period of heart surgery.

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