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