Also known as: Erythromycin
Erythromycin is used to prevent and treat infections in many different parts of the body, including respiratory tract infections, skin infections, diphtheria, intestinal amebiasis, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, Legionnaire's disease, pertussis, and syphilis. This medicine is also used to prevent recurrent attacks of rheumatic fever in patients who have had an allergic reaction to penicillin or sulfa drugs.
Erythromycin belongs to the class of medicines known as macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain erythromycin. It may not be specific to Ilosone. Please read with care.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
Take this medicine with or without food. PCE® tablets may be taken without meals or at least 30 minutes to 2 hours before meals.
Measure the mixed oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
Keep using the medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you or your child begin to feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not go away if you stop using the medicine too soon.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage forms (granules for suspension, suspension, and tablets): For treatment of bacterial infections: Adults—400 milligrams (mg) every 6 hours or 800 mg every 12 hours. Depending on the severity of your infection, your doctor may increase your dose as needed up to 4000 mg per day. Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 30 to 50 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day, divided in equal doses and taken every 6 hours. Depending on the severity of your infection, your doctor may increase your dose as needed. For oral dosage form (PCE® tablets): For prevention of recurring attacks of rheumatic fever: Adults—250 milligrams (mg) 2 times a day. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. For treatment of bacterial infections: Adults—333 milligrams (mg) every 8 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours. Depending on the severity of your infection, your doctor may increase your dose as needed up to 4000 mg per day. Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 30 to 50 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day, divided in equal doses. Depending on the severity of your infection, your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
You overdose Generic Ilosone and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Ilosone overdosage: retching, diarrhea, pain of stomach, loss of hear, nausea.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep the mixed E.E.S.® oral liquid in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medicine within 10 days.
Store the mixed Ery-Ped® oral liquid at room temperature. Throw away any unused medicine within 35 days.
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