Ilsone (Erythromycin) comes under a class of drugs known as “macrolide antibiotics”. This is an authoritative medicine suggested by a specialist/doctor to treat various bacterial infections like acnes, respiratory tract infections such as tonsillitis-otitis-pharyngitis, Gastroparesis, pertussis chlamydial problems, Relapsing fever, sexual diseases, diphtheria, Lymphogranuloma venereum, skin rashes and skin tissues problems.
This medication is sold by various names in the market, for e.g, In USA it is available with names like E.E.S. 200, E.E.S. 400, Eryped/ Eryped 200/ Eryped 400, Erythrocin etc while in Canada it is marketed by names like Ees 200, Novo-Rythro Estolate Suspension, Novo-Rythro Ethyl Succinate Suspension, Novo-Rythro Stearate etc.
This drug is available in various different forms to suit every patient’s need and requirement.
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Before starting Erythromycin treatment, you must get in touch with a professional to know about the root cause of your allergy and get prescribed accordingly. The medication gives very good results at the start of the treatment however; its dosage should never be increased on its own without consulting doctor.
Do not take Ilsone for prophylaxis and prevention of any condition. Only a doctor can make such recommendations to use this medicine for said purposes.
When it comes to children for the treatment of various infections using this drug then, it should be carefully considered and started only if infection is strongly suspected (or proven).
Pregnant women should discuss in detail about the risks and benefits of the use of Ilsone with their doctor
Before taking this medicine
It is always advisable to contact your doctor before you go on medication of Ilsone or, Erythromycin. Do not use this drug for common problems like cold or virus infections treatment.
If your professional person prescribes this antibiotic then it is mandatory to discuss things like:
your allergic reactions to antibiotics
whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding
about other drugs that you are taking
smoking and drinking habits
about your health issues like Heart diseases
How should I take Ilsone?
Erythromycins are generally taken empty stomach with one glass of water at least one hour before eating or after 2 hours if you had food already. Chewable tablets must be crushed and then swallowed. . You must contact your physician about the intake and dosage. Do not at all take expired medicine. Alternatively 500 mg every 12 hours.
IIosone side effects
Stop taking this drug if you feel some unwanted effects like:
Less common Fever
unusual tiredness or weakness
Nausea stomach pain (severe) redness,
Less common loss of hearing
IIosone dosing information
It is useful for ages like for children, minors and grown up patients. In children the dose is calculated with respect to their body weight. Infants and children from 5-10 kg should be given 10mg/kg every 6 hours. Children from 10-25 kg may receive 125 mg of the medicine every 6 hours. Adults and children whose body weight is over 25 kg can take 250 mg each 6 hours or or alternatively 500 mg every 12 hours.