Ilosone is a generic erythromycin that is used to treat certain infections and diseases. Most erythromycin is used to preteen “strep” infections as doctors call it because of its rheumatic nature. They are not freely available and require your doctor´s prescription before consumption. Ilosone tablets are not designed to work with colds and flus so patients are advised to ignore ilosone if treatment is required for generic diseases.
Ilosone is used to treat the following complications:
- Gastroparesis, Lyme disease.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum.
- Relapsing fever.
- Legionnaire´s disease.
Allergies and side effects
Ilosone, like other medications require the patient to not ignore the precautionary side as well as allergies that might get caused. Ilosone tablets have been described as interacting with allergens. If allergies from preservatives, animals or dyes is concerned, then tell your doctor before taking in the prescription. In children, ilosone has not been found to cause side effects provided doses are administered in prescribed amounts.
In adults, ilosone can cause side effects like hearing loss and even liver malfunction if taken in overdoses. Pregnant women are susceptible to ilosone side effects and have been seen to cause problems with their livers. Erythromycin is soluble and goes into great milk, however, not much has been observed while nursing infants. For older people, ilosone is a safe medication except that it can cause some hearing loss.
It is very recommended though that the medication be used purely with drinking water or normal food since interaction with alcohol and elects like tobacco has been found to be dangerous and poisoning. Ilosone have also been found to cause heart diseases, liver problems and loss of hearing in very rare cases resulting from an overdose.
To sum up, following are some of the side effects of Ilosone:
- Stomach pains.
- Yellowy eyes and skin.
- Rashes on skin.
- Temporary hearing loss.
- In some cases, fainting.
- In women, vaginal itching.
Administering of Ilosone varies across patients´ age and weight. Generally, following doses are prescribed by doctors:
- For erythromycin base, 250 to 500 mg administered two to four times a day for adults. For children, dose depends on weight usually 7.5 to 2.5 mg administered per kilogram of body weight, two to four times a day. For preventing heart infections, 500 mg tablets are recommended.
- For erythromycin estolate, doses are identical to erythromycin base.
- Erythromycin ethylsuccinate is usually taken at higher quantities, normally 400 to 800 mg administered two to four times a day while 800 mg tablets for heart disease prevention.
Ilosone tablet are to be kept closed at room temperature and away from direct heat, sunlight or moisture. Do not freeze and keep away from children.