JOSAMYCIN - Watsons Health


Josamycin is a macrolide antibiotic from Streptomyces narbonensis. This drug is basically used to treat bacterial and microbial infections.

The antimicrobial activity of this drug can be used against any bacterial and microbial infections.

Special precaution is needed for women who are pregnant and lactating.

Aside from the benefits, this drug may bring some unwanted effects. It is important to tell your doctor all the symptoms that you experience while using this drug, especially if any of the following:

  • Cholestatic Jaundice
  • Cardio Vascular Effects
  • Myasthenia-Like Syndrome
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Upset Stomach
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Reversible Hearing Loss
  • Pancreatitis

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Bromocriptine
  • Ciclosporin
  • Digoxin
  • Ergot and Derivatives
  • Amitriptyline
  • QT Prolonging Drugs

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Josamycin

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