Ilosone is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. It is also used to prevent certain types of infections, such as endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart valves. Ilosone is also used to treat acne, a common skin condition caused by bacteria.
The active ingredient in Ilosone is erythromycin, which is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infections. Other ingredients may include magnesium stearate, cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, and talc.
The generic name for Ilosone is erythromycin. Other brand names for erythromycin include Ery-Tab, Eryc, Ery-Sol, EryPed, Erythrocin, and PCE.