What is Stiemycin?
Stiemycin is an antiseptic solution for topical application. It contains the active ingredient erythromycin, which is a type of medicine known as a macrolide antibiotic. Erythromycin works by attacking the bacteria associated with acne, such as Propionibacterium acnes. Stiemycin is a prescription-only medicine that can be ordered online from a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Stiemycin used for?
Stiemycin is used to treat acne (spots). Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum, which can lead to clogged pores. The acne bacteria, which live off sebum, produce waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, making them inflamed and causing spots. By controlling bacterial numbers, Stiemycin brings the inflammation of the sebaceous glands under control and allows the skin to heal.
How to use Stiemycin
Stiemycin comes with an applicator which can be used to apply the solution to the affected areas of the skin. The product should be applied to clean, dry skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. The doctor will tell you how long you need to use this medicine.
Attention: Stiemycin solution contains flammable alcohol. Do not use it near naked flames or lit objects.
Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual adult dose is:
- apply to the affected area(s) of skin twice a day.
The doctor will prescribe an adjusted dose for children under 18 years of age. Read the package leaflet before use.
Stiemycin may cause side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:
- Skin irritation (burning sensation, dryness, scaling, redness of the skin) at the application site.
If the side effects are severe, you should consult a doctor. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Stiemycin
Stiemycin is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to erythromycin or related lincomycin antibiotics, or any other ingredient in this medicine.
Stiemycin may interact with certain medicines. Be sure to inform the doctor of any medicines you are taking during the online consultation. The doctor will be able to advise you on potential drug interactions.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine. If used by breastfeeding mothers it should not be applied to the chest to avoid the child accidentally ingesting it while feeding.
This medicine does not affect your reaction time or interact with alcohol or food.