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Ilosone (erythromycin) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Ilosone (erythromycin) which include:

Minor

erythromycin Alcohol (Ethanol)

Minor Drug Interaction

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Moderate

erythromycin food

Moderate Food Interaction

Food decreases the levels of erythromycin in your body. Take erythromycin on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, some erythromycin products may be taken without regard to meals. Ask your healthcare provider about your particular prescription if you are uncertain of how to take it. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice may increase erythromycin levels but how this may affect you is not known. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

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Ilosone (erythromycin) drug interactions

There are 590 drug interactions with Ilosone (erythromycin)

Ilosone (erythromycin) disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Ilosone (erythromycin) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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