Generic Ilosone (Erythromycin 500 mg) guide:
What is Ilosone?
Ilosone is a brand name of the antibiotic drug based on Erythromycin. Erythromycin is a first macrolide antibiotic that was developed in 1952 by the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. The drug was developed as an alternative for the antibiotics from the group of penicillin as they cannot be used in some people due to an allergy to penicillin. The antibiotic was initially used in the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria but in 1970-80s, it was discovered that it is also effective against Intracellular pathogens such as mycoplasmas, Chlamydia, campylobacteria, and Legionella. This discovery led to the development and introduction of new macrolide antibiotics with better parameters. However, Erythromycin is still widely used to date by various specialists who treat bacterial infections of respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue infections, and so on.
Currently, Erythromycin is sold either under the name of the original active ingredient or under different trade names Ilosone being one of them mostly known in the U.S. Other medications that have the same formulation and composition can be found if you look for Generic Erythromycin or Generic Ilosone. Generics are usually cheaper and people often prefer to buy them instead of the branded drugs.
Is Generic Ilosone less effective than the original drug?
No, generics are equal to the branded drugs in their efficacy and safety. They are made using absolutely the same technology and ingredients. Otherwise, if there is even a small discrepancy, they cannot be sold as generics and bear the name of the active substance of the original drug on their packages. If the generic is approved and available at drugstores, it means that it corresponds to the qualities claimed by the branded drug manufacturer. So why then generics are cheaper? In most cases, generics are manufactured in developing countries where the production of medications in general, labor force, utility payments, and so on are much cheaper. These drugs are aimed to be an equal alternative to the branded medications for people with lower incomes. In fact, the prices of the branded drugs are commonly overstated for no reason. You pay the major part of money only for the brand name and not the exclusive quality. Therefore, if you want to get effective treatment without wasting your money, you can buy Generic Ilosone from our online drugstore and save up to the half of the branded pills price.
When it’s necessary to use Generic Ilosone?
The best time to use any antibiotic is when your doctor prescribes you the drug. However, some people have chronic infections and can save on visits to their doctors buying antibiotics without a prescription online. If you are sure that you know what you are doing, you can buy Erythromycin and start using it as said in the instruction in case of exacerbation of your infection. But if you are not sure about your diagnosis or used any antibiotics less than 6 months ago, you need to consult a health care provider first of all to establish whether your symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection and secondly to be sure that the bacteria that caused it isn’t resistant to Erythromycin.
The antibiotic is prescribed in certain types of pneumonia, pneumoplethritis, bronchiectasis, mastitis, osteomyelitis, otitis, peritonitis, and other infectious diseases caused by the pathogens susceptible to the medication’s effect.
How the drug acts?
By the spectrum of activity, the antibiotic is similar to the antibiotics from the group of penicillin. It is effective mostly against Gram-positive bacteria and brucella, rickettsia, causative agents of trachoma, syphilis. It mildly affects or doesn’t affect at all Gram-negative bacteria, small and medium viruses and fungi. In general, the drug is better tolerated than penicillin.
The drug renders a bacteriostatic effect, i.e. inhibits the replication of bacteria violating its RNA. The bacteria are able to develop resistance to Erythromycin quite quickly and if it is already resistant to other macrolide antibiotics, there is a high probability that it also won’t be affected by Erythromycin. Therefore, it is always better to consult a health care provider first and inform him or her about all the antibiotics you lately used before you buy Ilosone or other drug based on Erythromycin.
What are the dosages and treatment course durations for different infections?
The instruction provides general recommendations for infections of different severity but your doctor can consider that other dosage regimens will be more suitable. Here you can find the general instructions.
The average single dosage for adult for mild to severe infections is 250 mg, for severe infections it is 500 mg. The capsules or pills should be taken every 4-6 hours. The medication should be taken one to one and a half hours before meal.
The maximum single dosage for adults is 500 mg. The maximum daily dosage is 2 grams.
For children younger than 14 years of age, the daily dosage is 20-40 mg per kilogram of the body weight. Children older than 14 years of age can take the same dosages as adults.
Adjustments of dosages
The instruction doesn’t provide any recommendations for the dosage adjustments in kidney dysfunction but advises to exercise caution in patients with liver dysfunction.
Is the medicine safe in pregnant and breastfeeding women?
The antibiotic can be used during pregnancy but with a supervision of a doctor. Erythromycin is contraindicated during breastfeeding as it penetrates the milk and can harm the baby.
You should not buy Generic Erythromycin if you have allergy to the medicine’s components or if you suffer from severe liver dysfunction. The drug is also contraindicated for breastfeeding women.
Possible adverse effects that can occur during the therapy
Any adverse reactions are quite rare during the therapy with Erythromycin. However, in some cases such symptoms can occur: nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. In long-duration therapy jaundice (yellowing of the skin) due to the liver function violation can occur. If you are allergic to the medication, you are likely to develop skin rash, itching, swelling, and so on.
Do not use the drug is you suffer from serious liver condition such as hepatitis, cirrhosis or other.
Combination with other medicines
Before you order Erythromycin, you need to inform your doctor about all drugs that you use. Some medications are intentionally used along with the antibiotic to make its effect more potent, for instance, such drugs are streptomycin, tetracyclines and sulfonamides. Other drugs can either minimize the effect of the antibacterial drug or cause the amplification of side effects. For instance, Erythromycin enhances the toxic effect and accompanying side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and others when taken along with carbamazepine or theophylline.
Overdose detection and treatment
The typical symptoms of an overdose are gastrointestinal tract dysfunction and temporary hearing impairment or loss. In the case of an overdose, the treatment with this antibiotic should be stopped. You need to induce vomiting as soon as you realized that you overdosed and take activated charcoal. If the symptoms are severe, you should seek medical assistance.
In general, you should try to avoid overdosing as it is hard to wash out the drug from the body as it is not excreted in hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Where to buy Ilosone cheaper?
Though the drug is not an innovative medication, it is still much more expensive in the U.S., for example, than in other countries. If you want to get the drug cheaper than at your local drugstores, you can order Ilosone or its generic from our online pharmacy. We are located in the country where all drugs are in general cheaper and can be sold without a prescription. Therefore, we are able to offer the most attractive prices along with the best quality medications and service.
When you order Generic Ilosone from Rxshop.md, even paying for the delivery it still will cost you much less money than if you bought it at your local drugstore. Moreover, you can even get free shipping if you order in total for $170 or its equivalent in other currency. Find out more from our FAQ section.
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