Ilosone for the treatment of skin and skin structure infections

Ilosone is a macrolide antibiotic, very effective in treating different types of infections including upper and lower respiratory tract infections (tonsillitis, pneumonia, Legionnaire's disease, bronchitis, pertuss and others.

Ilosone is effective against skin infections caused by S. pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. The medicine is prescribed for the treatment of mild and moderate skin structure infections.

Ilosone is shown to be working against erythrasma caused by Corynbacterium minutissimum. Erythrasma is a skin infection occurring mostly in patients with other conditions such as diabetes and obesity. It causes brown, scaly skin patches.

In the treatment of acne, caused by Propionibacterium acnes, the medicine is used together with proper diet and hygienic measures. Acne a skin condition with seborrhea, comedones, papules, pustules, nodules and other skin problems.

Ilosone is an antibiotic of choice for oral therapy used to manage acne.

Acne is the overall cause of spots. Most young men from 12 till 25 are affected by acne. It can also be a problem in some older people.

Acne appears when the skin pores are blocked with skin oil or sebum which cannot get outside of the skin surface. Sebum or skin oil is produced by sebaceous glands. When sebum is overproduced and cannot find the way out through the pore, the inflammation and redness occurs. Bacteria may deteriorate the situation and this whole process causes inflamed spots.

Ilosone antibiotic stop the bacteria that can cause acne and reduces inflammation. Besides, it helps in clearing acne spots and preventing the further skin inflammation.

Ilosone is a preparation, containing erythromycin, and is prescribed for acne treatment. However, before the treatment of any skin infection, you should get a consultation of your doctor. Erythromycin may cause side effects and/or be limited in use for you.

Ilosone for otitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and other respiratory tract infections

otitisIlosone is indicated to treat acute otitis media (caused by Haemophilus influenza) in pediatric patients. The medication is combined with ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole acetyl to produce the most effect. The medication is preferred to be used in patients hypersensitive to penicillin. The treatment of pharyngitis and tonsillitis (caused by S. pyogenes) with Ilosone is aimed to eradicate the microorganism from the nasopharynx. Erythromycin (as alternative to other antibiotics) is chosen for treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis in patients hypersensitive to penicillin. Erythromycin is effectively used for the treatment of respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible S. pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae or C. pneumonia.

How to use the erythromycin in the proper way?


This article will give you information on the proper use of drugs containing erythromycin. It may not be specific to Ilosone. You should read it carefully. As the pharmacists prescribe erythromycins should be taken on an empty stomach washed down by a full glass of water (at least 1 hour before eating or 2 hours after you have eaten). If you have indigestion, you may take the drug within the meal. If you have any doubts of taking erythromycin you recommend you to speak with your individual physician. It is possible to cure with oral liquid form of this drug:
  • The patient should take the drug by mouth even the drug is in a drop dispenser. If the drug does not come in a drop dispenser, a measuring spoon with special marks or other device of liquid drug measuring should be used to take the prescribed dose properly. The common house teaspoon may not measure the accurate amount of drug.
  • You should never use the drug when it is expired (please look at the date of the drug label) as the drug may not cure you in a proper way after the expiration date. Consult with your personal physician if you have any questions or doubts.
There are some recommendations for patients who prefer to use the chewable tablets of erythromycin:
  • You should crush or chew the tablets and then swallow them.
The drug has also a delayed-release form of with enteric-coated capsules or tablets:
  • The patient should not chew but only swallow capsules or tablets whole. This form of drug should not be broken or crushed. To be sure what form of erythromycin capsule or tablet you are prescribed for please contact your personal physician.

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