Generic Ilosone 500 mg
This drug is a type of antibiotic medicine used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. The medication belongs to a family of erythromycins and is usually taken by patients with a condition caused by a susceptible strain of microorganisms and when the use of penicillin is undesirable.
What is Ilosone?
This medication contains erythromycin estolate, which is a derivative of erythromycin. It is an effective antimicrobial agent which works by inhibiting the processes in the bacterial cells needed for their replication. Ilosone is used to treat various infections caused by susceptible types of bacteria, which includes upper and lower respiratory tract infections, infections of the skin, tissue infections, acne, diphtheria, and other conditions.
What are the indications for using Ilosone?
The drug is used in therapy of respiratory tract infections, skin and tissue infections, syphilis, diphtheria, erythrasma, pertussis, chlamydial infections, acne, anthrax, as well as various other conditions caused by select types of bacteria. The drug might be prescribed for other conditions than those listed as determined by the health care professional in each patient’s case.
What is the dosage of Ilosone?
The dosage of Ilosone may vary according to each patient’s condition and may be changed during therapy to ensure the best possible therapeutic response. The usual starting dose of the drug is 250 mg Ilosone taken every 6 hours for a total daily dose of 1 g. The dose may be increased according to the disease severity up to 4 g/day. For syphilis treatment, the dose may increase up to 20 g/day. In most cases recommended doses prove to be sufficient for successful therapy of the disease.
What are the contraindications for using Ilosone?
This drug should not be used by patients who have known sensitivity to erythromycin or erythromycin estolate. Patients with liver disease should avoid taking this medication as well. Ilosone is contraindicated in patients who take Diltiazem, Terfenadine, Astemizole or several other drugs due to drug interaction.
What are the adverse effects of Ilosone?
Some patients who take Ilosone might develop liver dysfunction with symptoms like jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Other side effects may include diarrhea, stomach discomfort, fatigue, or fever. Most patients taking the drug do not experience any serious adverse effects, but if you develop a serious condition after taking the drug be sure to contact your doctor immediately.
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