Ilosone is a brand name form of erythromycin, a medical preparation belonging to a group of drugs under the name of macrolide antibiotics. Much like all other antibiotics, this drug treats a variety of bacteria-caused infections in the body through effectively eleminating the bacteria.
Naturally, you must not take Ilosone if you are allergic to erythromycin or its analogues. It is also strictly not compatible with the following medications: Hismanal (astemizole), Orap (pimozide), Propulsid (cisapride), Seldane (terfenadine). The interaction of these medicines can easily lead to heart rhythm disorders that can result in fatal danger for your health. Medical conditions such as myasthenia gravis or a number of liver diseases require special attention in the area of Ilosone dose adjustments. It is typical for patients with such medical history to go through several tests before they begin taking erythromycin-containing preparations.
When taking Ilosone, follow all your physician's instructions closely. Each dose should be washed down well with a full glass of water. You can choose for yourself, whether you prefer taking the medication on an empty stomach or along with a meal. If Ilosone causes your stomach to be upset, it is better to combine the ingestion with food or a mediocre amount of milk.