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Ilosone (Generic)
What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.

Ilosone Ilosone

Ilosone (erythromycins) is used to treat many kinds of infections. Erythromycins are also used to prevent ''strep'' infections in patients with a history of rheumatic heart disease who may be allergic to penicillin.

Generic Ilosone may also be marketed as: Erythromycin, EES, Eryped.

*Ilosone® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline

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Uses

Erythromycin is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics slow the growth of, or sometimes kill, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive. Erythromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

How to take

Take Generic Ilosone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

You may take Generic Ilosone with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an erythromycin tablet or capsule. Swallow it whole.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Ilosone: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • hearing problems;
  • vomiting or fussiness after eating (in a child taking erythromycin);
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Precaution

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Generic Ilosone and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Generic Ilosone can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Drug interactions

Many drugs can interact with Generic Ilosone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:

  • alfentanil (Alfenta);
  • bromocriptine (Parlodel);
  • cilostazol (Pletal);
  • colchicine (Colcrys);
  • cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Gengraf, Neoral);
  • digoxin (Lanoxin);
  • methylprednisolone (Medrol);
  • sildenafil (Viagra);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
  • vinblastine (Velban);
  • alprazolam (Xanax) or triazolam (Halcion);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
  • atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
  • heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
  • a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dofetilide (Tikosyn), dronedarone (Multaq), flecainide (Tambocor), ibutilide (Corvert), mexiletine (Mexitil), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone, (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), sotalol (Betapace), and others; or
  • any other antibiotics.

 

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not"double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
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