Drug of choice for Diphtheria chemoprophylaxis is
a. Erythromycin is the drug of choice for diphtheria chemoprophylaxis (For acute treatment, penicillin G is useD.
b. It is used orally and pure erythromycin is acid labile.
c. It is given as enteric coated tablet. It is a short acting drug.
d. It is eliminated by bile.
e. Most common side effect is diarrhea which occurs due to motilin receptor stimulation.
f. Cholestatic hepatitis may also occur.