Influence of erythromycin on the normal human flora and colonization of the oral cavity, throat and colon.


Erythromycin stearate was given orally in doses of 500 mg twice daily for 7 days to 10 volunteers. Saliva, throat and faecal specimens were taken up to 16 days for cultivation of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. In specimens from saliva and throat only minor changes in the numbers of bacteria were detected during the antibiotic administration period, while… (More)