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Generic Ilosone is created by pharmacy specialists to struggle against infections (pneumonia, Legionnaire's disease, sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections). It is also helpful in treatment of severe acne and prevention of heart diseases in people who suffer from rheumatic fever. Target of Generic Ilosone is to control, ward off and terminate bacteria.

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Ilosone is also known as Erythromycin.

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Generic Ilosone is a macrolide antibiotic.

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Five hundred eight-four patients were fully evaluable. The most frequent diagnoses included tonsillopharyngitis (n = 231), otitis media (n = 170) and lower respiratory tract infections (n = 114). Most frequently prescribed antibiotics included amoxicillin (n = 102), potassium penicillin V (n = 81) and clarithromycin (n = 67). Overall compliance (positive urine test) on the last day of therapy was 69.5% (406 of 584 patients). Compliance was not significantly influenced by the region of residence or the underlying bacterial infection. It was significantly associated with the antibiotic used (macrolides, 89.0%; penicillins, 62.2%; cephalosporins, 66.4%; P = 0.0001 for macrolides vs. the others). Best compliance was found with clarithromycin (94.0%) and erythromycin estolate (89.8%). Compliance was also significantly better in patients > or =6 years old (77.7%; P = 0.016); with a treatment duration of < or =7 days (77.6%; P = 0.014); when the drug package contained a dose-taking reminder (79.7%; P = 0.003); and when the pediatrician's behavior toward the patient was assessed by the parents as "very sympathetic" or "sympathetic" (72.6%; P = 0.017). Subjecting all variables to logistic regression analysis, we found 3 variables to be significant predictors of treatment compliance: choice of antibiotic (P = 0.0001); patient age (P = 0.0008); and residence in town or city (P = 0.03).

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The hepatotoxicity of a new erythromycin derivative, erythromycin acistrate (EA, 2'-acetyl erythromycin stearate), was compared with that of erythromycin stearate (ES), erythromycin estolate (EE) and erythromycin-11,12 cyclic carbonate (EC) in 4-5-day, 28-day and 6-month oral toxicity studies in rats and dogs. In the 4-day rat study, EC caused fatty metamorphosis in the liver. ES caused similar, but milder changes at a dose nearly five times higher. The 5-day dog study revealed markedly increased serum alanine aminotransferase (S-ALAT), serum aspartate aminotransferase (S-ASAT), serum alkaline phosphatase (S-APHOS) and serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (S-gamma-GT) values in the EC- and EE-groups, and slightly elevated S-ALAT values also in the EA- and ES-groups. Microscopy revealed cholangitis, pericholangitis and phlebitis in the portal areas in the EC-group at all doses. Epithelial hyperplasia was observed also in the bile ducts. EE caused similar but milder changes. The changes in the EA-group were small, but mildly atypical bile duct epithelium was seen in female dogs receiving 2 x 200 mg/kg of EA. The ES-group was practically without changes and very much like the EA-group. Thus the dog proved to be a more sensitive model for assessing the hepatotoxicity of erythromycin derivatives. In the 28-day studies, only EA and ES were investigated. In the rat study, slightly elevated serum enzyme levels within the normal range were measured in the high-dose regimens of both drugs. In the dog study, 300 mg/kg of EA caused slightly elevated S-ALAT in males, but the values returned to normal after a 2-week off-dose period. Only EA was studied in the 6-month study. In male rats, 400 mg/kg of EA caused slightly elevated enzyme levels and neutral fat droplets in centrilobular hepatocytes. In male dogs given 150 mg/kg of EA, S-ALAT, S-APHOS, and S-gamma-GT values were elevated after four weeks of treatment but returned to normal thereafter. No severe changes were seen in the liver histopathology. In conclusion, EC and EE were clearly hepatotoxic in dogs, and EC also in rats. EA, and to a somewhat lesser extent ES, showed signs of mild hepatotoxicity only at high doses. This evidently reversible effect was considered a common characteristic of erythromycins.

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The cytotoxicity profile of various chemical entities was evaluated using two in vitro hepatocyte models. Liverbeads is a cryopreserved model consisting of primary hepatocytes entrapped in alginate beads. WIF-B9 is a hybrid cell line obtained by fusion of rat hepatoma (Fao) and human fibroblasts (WI38). Various reference hepatotoxicants were tested and ranked according to their equivalent concentration 50 (EC50) for various biochemical endpoints (lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, 3-(4,5 dimethylthiazol 2yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H tetrazolium bromure (MTT) activity, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and glutathione (GSH) levels). The ranking obtained was comparable in both models and consistent with previously published results on hepatocyte monolayers. Ketoconazole, erythromycin estolate, retinoic acid, telithromycin and alpha-naphthyl-isothiocyanate were among the most toxic chemicals in both models, with an EC50 < 200 microM. Troleandomycin, spiramycin, erythromycin, diclofenac, taurodeoxycholate, warfarin, galactosamine, valproic acid and isoniazid were found to be less toxic. Few marked differences, potentially linked to metabolism pathways, were observed between EC50s in the two models for compounds such as cyclosporine A (10 and > 831 microM) and warfarin (5904 and 1489 microM) in WIF-B9 and Liverbeads, respectively. The results obtained indicate that Liverbeads and WIF-B9 cells are reliable in vitro models to evaluate the hepatotoxic potential of a wide range of chemicals, irrespective of structure and pharmaceutical class.

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The tetracyclines are active in vitro against many urinary tract pathogens such as Chlamydia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Brucella, rickettsiae, and Nocardia. Chloramphenicol is used primarily for anaerobic infections, Haemophilus influenzae meningitis, and infections due to Salmonella typhi. Erythromycin is active in vitro against M. pneumoniae, Legionella spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, and group A beta-hemolytic streptococci; it may also be used as prophylactic therapy for subacute bacterial endocarditis and for recurrence of acute rheumatic fever in patients who are allergic to penicillin. Clindamycin should be used primarily for the treatment of anaerobic infections. The tetracyclines may cause gastrointestinal upset; phototoxic dermatitis; hepatitis, especially in pregnant women; discoloration of the teeth and bone dysplasia in the human fetus and in children; and superinfections, especially oral and anogenital candidiasis. The tetracyclines should be used with caution in patients with renal insufficiency. The most important toxic effect of chloramphenicol is bone marrow suppression, which is dose related or idiosyncratic. The incidence of undesirable side effects associated with the use of erythromycin is low; gastrointestinal irritation is the most common, and cholestatic hepatitis may occur with the use of erythromycin estolate. Pseudomembranous colitis is the most important toxic effect associated with the use of clindamycin.

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Primary cultures of rat hepatocytes were exposed to several concentrations of erythromycin estolate (EE). Hepatotoxicity was evaluated using lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and morphometric analysis of representative populations of cells examined optically. Results of the two techniques provided parallel information: cells exposed to the higher concentrations of EE had significantly greater LDH release and higher percentages of morphologically damaged cells. Planimetric analysis of a second set of hepatocytes showed increasing swelling of cells with increasing concentration of EE. Severe cellular swelling preceded disintegration, as hepatocytes became progressively more damaged by EE.

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Erythromycin estolate (EE), a macrolide antibiotic, has caused hepatotoxicity both in human and experimental animals. The objective of this study was to integrate general toxicology, transcriptomics, and metabonomics approaches to determine the mechanisms of EE-induced liver injury. Histopathological examinations unveiled dose-dependent hydropicdegenerationof hepatocytes after EE administration. Further biochemical analysis of treated rats confirmed that cholestasis and oxidative stress were induced by EE treatments. Microarray analysis of the livers from EE-treated rats showed that differentially expressed genes were enriched in the ABC transporters, cell cycle, and p53 signaling pathways. Metabonomics analysis revealed that EE exposure could lead to disturbances in energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, and nucleotide metabolism, which may be attributable to EE toxicological effects on the liver through oxidative stress. 5-Oxoproline may be used as a biomarker of EE-induced liver injury. More importantly, the integrated analysis of transcriptomics and metabonomics datasets demonstrated that the induction of ABC transporters pathway severed as an anti-cholestatic adaptive mechanism in EE-induced cholestasis. In addition, EE-induced liver injury was also related to alteration in glycogen and sucrose metabolism, arachidonic acid metabolism, and linoleic acid metabolism pathways.

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Drug-induced cholestasis can result from the inhibition of biliary efflux of bile acids in the liver. Drugs may inhibit the hepatic uptake and/or the biliary efflux of bile acids resulting in an increase in serum concentrations. However, it is the intracellular concentration of bile acids that results in hepatotoxicity, and thus serum concentrations may not necessarily be an appropriate indicator of hepatotoxicity. In this study, sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes were used as an in vitro model to assess the cholestatic potential of drugs using deuterium-labeled sodium taurocholate (d(8)-TCA) as a probe for bile acid transport. Eight drugs were tested as putative inhibitors of d(8)-TCA uptake and efflux. The hepatobiliary disposition of d(8)-TCA in the absence and presence of drugs was measured by using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry, and the accumulation (hepatocytes and hepatocytes plus bile), biliary excretion index (BEI), and in vitro biliary clearance (Cl(biliary)) were reported. Compounds were classified based on inhibition of uptake, efflux, or a combination of both processes. Cyclosporine A and glyburide showed a decrease in total (hepatocytes plus bile) accumulation, an increase in intracellular (hepatocytes only) accumulation, and a decrease in BEI and Cl(biliary) of d(8)-TCA, suggesting that efflux was primarily affected. Erythromycin estolate, troglitazone, and bosentan resulted in a decrease in accumulation (total and intracellular), BEI, and Cl(biliary) of d(8)-TCA, suggesting that uptake was primarily affected. Determination of a compound's relative effect on bile acid uptake, efflux, and direct determination of alterations in intracellular amounts of bile acids may provide useful mechanistic information on compounds that cause increases in serum bile acids.

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The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 1, 2004); MEDLINE (January 1966 to February 2004); EMBASE (January 1974 to August 2003); conference abstracts and reference lists of articles were searched. Study investigators and pharmaceutical companies were approached for additional information (published or unpublished studies). There were no constraints based on language or publication status.

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Erythromycin estolate (EME), a potent macrolide antibiotic, generates free radicals, but their role in the development of liver toxicity is not yet well understood. The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of the antioxidant drug tetrahydrocurcumin (a metabolite of curcumin, the main component of turmeric) against EME-induced lipid peroxidation in rats. The oral administration of combined THC (80 mg/kg body weight) and EME (800 mg/kg body weight) for 15 days significantly decreased lipid peroxidation and enhanced cellular antioxidant defenses when compared with the group treated with EME alone. Supplemental histopathological examination of liver sections revealed that THC had a better antioxidant effect than Silymarin (200 mg/kg body weight), a reference drug. The results of this study indicate that THC affords significant protection against EME-induced lipid peroxidation.

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At 12 months of use, the failure rate of the sterilization procedure for the crushed 500 mg tablets was 35.8% (SE = 1.8) with 417 women at risk. At 12 months of use, the failure rate for the erythromycin pellets was 28.6% (SE = 5.0) with 43 women at risk. There were no serious complications reported in either trial. All pregnancies resulting from failure of the sterilization procedure were terminated by menstrual regulation within 10 weeks gestation.

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Although universal immunization against Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) infection has resulted in dramatic reductions in the incidence of pertussis, outbreaks continue to occur in countries with excellent vaccine coverage. Treatment of infection may ameliorate symptom severity during the catarrhal phase of pertussis but has no effect on established paroxysms, emesis, or apnea if given during the paroxysmal or convalescent phases. Erythromycin, recommended for treatment of pertussis to prevent transmission of infection, is poorly tolerated because of gastrointestinal side effects. We compared the safety and efficacy of erythromycin with azithromycin for treatment of pertussis in a large, randomized, controlled trial that enrolled children from primary care practices in 1 American and 11 Canadian urban centers.

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The GETt1/2 decreased from 198.0 +/- 58.9 minutes at baseline to 139.1 +/- 67.6 minutes following one day of erythromycin therapy (p < 0.01), and to 137.1 +/- 71.2 minutes after two weeks of treatment (vs. baseline p < 0.01). The FBS decreased from 159.0 +/- 40.2 mg/dl at baseline to 149.0 +/- 38.5 mg/dl following one day of therapy (p = 0.12, NS), and to 139.2 +/- 39.8 mg/dl after two weeks of treatment (vs. baseline p < 0.02).

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There was no difference in the development of respiratory tract symptoms compatible with a case definition of pertussis in the erythromycin- and placebo-treated groups. There were 20 households with secondary culture-positive cases of pertussis; 4 households in the erythromycin-treated group and 15 in the placebo-treated group (efficacy of erythromycin chemoprophylaxis for bacterial eradication 67.5% [95% confidence interval: 7.6-88.7]). However, medication-associated adverse reactions were reported by 34.0% of erythromycin and 15.7% of placebo recipients.

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Abnormal gastrointestinal motility is a well recognized complication of diabetes mellitus, and disordered gastric emptying may hamper glycemic control. The objects of this study were to investigate the effect of oral erythromycin on gastric emptying and to evaluate the effect of corrected gastric emptying on glycemic control in patients with diabetic gastroparesis.

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To establish whether delayed release erythromycin tablets meet the bioequivalent requirement for the market.

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Three to four review authors independently extracted data and assessed the quality of each trial.

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Food was withheld from foals overnight before intragastric administration of erythromycin estolate (25 mg/kg of body weight; n = 8) and erythromycin phosphate (25 mg/kg; 7). Four foals received both drugs with 2 weeks between treatments. Plasma erythromycin concentrations were determined at various times after drug administration by use of high-performance liquid chromatography. Maximum plasma peak concentrations, time to maximum concentrations, area under plasma concentration versus time curves, half-life of elimination, and mean residence times were determined from concentration versus time curves.

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The data from this study strongly suggest that children with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis should complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school or daycare.

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In a randomized, prospective, multicenter trial, 227 children ranging in age from 3 to 17 years who had tonsillopharyngitis and a throat culture positive for group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) were treated with erythromycin estolate (40 mg/kg/d in two divided doses for five days) or penicillin V (30 mg/kg/d in three divided doses for ten days). Clinical signs and symptoms of tonsillopharyngitis were recorded, and throat cultures were obtained before treatment as well as one to three days and six weeks after treatment. Clinical success (cure and improvement) was observed on days 6 to 8 in 100 of 102 (98%) assessable children treated with erythromycin estolate and on days 11 to 13 in 97 of 99 (98%) assessable children treated with penicillin V. Of all patients showing clinical success, 11 were rated as improved, all of whom were treated with erythromycin estolate. There was a trend towards increased use of analgesic treatment in the erythromycin estolate group (41% vs 33%). On completion of treatment, the rate of eradication of GABHS was 83.3% in the erythromycin estolate group compared with 87.9% in the penicillin V group. The difference is not significant but does not take into account patients excluded because of erythromycin resistance (3.7%). Clinical recurrence was observed in 11 (10.8%) patients treated with erythromycin estolate and in 6 (6.1%) patients treated with penicillin V (non-significant difference). Compliance in the erythromycin estolate group was statistically superior to that in the penicillin V group. The incidence and nature of adverse events were similar in both treatment groups.

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Erythromycin is available as the free base, ethylsuccinate, estolate, stearate, gluceptate, and lactobionate derivatives. When given orally erythromycin and its derivatives except the estolate are inactivated to some extent by the gastric acid and poor absorption may result.

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Children with suspected group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis are encountered daily in outpatient settings. Despite the ubiquity of this condition, important management issues still remain unresolved. This article will review selected epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic topics germane to clinical practice.

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In collaboration with 11 German pediatricians in private practice, this pilot study assessed the treatment compliance of 289 pediatric patients (56.1% male: mean age, 53.9+/-35.6 months) who were given antibiotic suspensions (selection and duration determined by the pediatrician) to treat the following bacterial infections: acute otitis media, 34.6%; group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis/scarlet fever, 28.7%; lower respiratory tract infection, 18.3%; sinusitis/sinobronchitis, 9.3%; and other infections, 9.0%. The most frequently used antibiotics were amoxicillin (26.3%), erythromycin estolate (19.0%), penicillin V benzathine (14.2%), and cefaclor (13.5%). Compliance was assessed by means of a standardized telephone interview and a urine test that detects antibacterial activity using a Bacillus subtilis spore suspension. Overall compliance (positive urine test result at the end of the planned treatment period) was 79.6% (230 of 289 patients). Compliance was highest with erythromycin estolate (94.5%), followed by penicillin V benzathine (85.4%), cefaclor (76.9%), and amoxicillin (71.1%). Good compliance was also significantly associated with a patient age of > or =3 years and a treatment duration of > or =7 days. Compliance was not significantly influenced by the underlying bacterial infection. In summary, 20.4% of patients were noncompliant when treated with antibiotic suspensions.

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To determine the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in ambulatory children and to compare responses to treatment with azithromycin, amoxicillin-clavulanate or erythromycin estolate.

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Thirteen trials with 2197 participants met the inclusion criteria: 11 trials investigated treatment regimens; 2 investigated prophylaxis regimens. The quality of the trials was variable.Short-term antibiotics (azithromycin for three to five days, or clarithromycin or erythromycin for seven days) were as effective as long-term (erythromycin for 10 to 14 days) in eradicating Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis) from the nasopharynx (relative risk (RR) 1.02, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.98 to 1.05), but had fewer side effects (RR 0.66, 95% CI 0.52 to 0.83). Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for seven days was also effective. Nor were there differences in clinical outcomes or microbiological relapse between short and long-term antibiotics. Contact prophylaxis of contacts older than six months of age with antibiotics did not significantly improve clinical symptoms or the number of cases developing culture-positive B. pertussis.

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The mechanism of the protective effect of ursodeoxycholic acid in cholestatic liver diseases remains unclear. Since there is evidence that alterations in buy ilosone online the pericanalicular actin microfilament network play a major role in cholestasis, the aims of this study were (a) to determine the effect of the cholestatic agents, taurolithocholate (TLC) and erythromycin estolate (ERY), on F-actin distribution in isolated rat hepatocyte couplets and (b) to assess the effect of tauroursodeoxycholate (TUDC) and taurocholate on the modifications induced by these two compounds. F-actin was stained with fluorescein-isothiocyanate phalloidin and fluorimetric measurements were performed using a scanning laser cytometer ACAS 570. F-actin distribution was assessed in the couplets by the ratio of the pericanalicular area fluorescence/total couplet fluorescence (CF/TF). At non-cytotoxic concentrations, TLC (50, 100 microM) and ERY (10, 50, 100 microM) induced a significant accumulation of F-actin around the bile canaliculus as indicated by increased fluorescence in the pericanalicular area and by the increased CF/TF ratio compared with the controls. Electron microscopy studies showed significant alterations in bile canaliculi microvilli in couplets treated with 100 microM TLC. Only a few canaliculi showed an increase in pericanalicular microfilaments after treatment with 100 microM ERY. As assessed by scanning laser cytometry, TUDC prevented changes in F-actin distribution when it was added to the medium with taurolithocholate or erythromycin estolate at equimolar concentrations. However, the morphological changes observed by electron microscopy after treatment with TLC were not modified by co-treatment with TUDC. Taurocholate was ineffective. We conclude that (a) abnormalities of pericanalicular F-actin microfilaments occur in two different models of cholestasis, (b) tauroursodeoxycholate prevents the accumulation of pericanalicular F-actin detected by scanning laser cytometry but not the morphological changes of the canaliculus observed by electronic microscopy. Therefore, in these experimental conditions, the protective effect of TUDC appears to be partial.

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One hundred five Staphylococcus aureus infections occurring in 79 children who were seen in a private office practice were evaluated for response to antibiotic therapy. The value of in vitro disk susceptibility testing in directing antibiotic selection in treatment failures was also examined. Of the total episodes studied, the types of infection buy ilosone online studied included vesicular pyoderma (48%), secondary pyoderma (13%), bullous pyoderma (5%), furunculosis (14%), carbunculosis (12%), cellulitis (3%), suppurative otitis media (4%), and paronychia (2%). Comparative treatment efficacy was obtained with perioral erythromycin estolate and erythromycin ethylsuccinate, cefaclor and cephalexin, and clindamycin hydrochloride and dicloxacillin sodium. Penicillin V potassium, ampicillin, and topical bacitracin were generally ineffective. In 23 patients, 27/105 infections were initial treatment failures. Antibiotic disk susceptibility testing predicted these clinical failures and/or the antibiotic that would produce a clinical response in 21 of these 23 patients, suggesting that this office procedure can be of considerable value.

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The analyzed data were collected retrospectively and biopsies were not performed buy ilosone online in all patients.

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A method is described for the determination of erythromycin estolate by liquid chromatography. A C18 reversed-phase column (25 x 0.46 cm i.d.) was used with acetonitrile-tetrabutylammonium sulphate (pH buy ilosone online 6.5, 0.2 M)-phosphate buffer (pH 6.5, 0.2 M)-water [x:5:5:(90-x), v/v/v/v] as mobile phase. The proportion of acetonitrile (x) has to be adapted to the type of stationary phase used. For RSil C18 LL 42.5% (v/v) was used. The column was heated at 35 degrees C, the flow rate was 1.5 ml min-1 and UV detection was performed at 215 nm. The main component, erythromycin A propionate, was separated from all other components which were present in commercial samples. The impurities most frequently observed were the propionate ester of erythromycin C and the amide N-propionyl-N-demethyl-erythromycin A. Erythromycin A was shown to be present in specialties.

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The use of antibiotics in pregnancy requires that the clinician consider both toxicity to and pharmacokinetics for mother and fetus. Although most adverse reactions to antibiotics in the adult are not modified by pregnancy, those to tetracycline and erythromycin estolate are the exceptions. Tetracycline is contraindicated throughout pregnancy because of fetal effects, whereas sulfa preparations, trimethoprim, and chloramphenicol are contraindicated only at specific buy ilosone online times during gestation. The pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in the mother are such that lower serum concentrations are achieved for a given dose, which may be important in serious or resistant infections. Fetal kinetics are such that transfer to amniotic fluid and distribution within the fetus may not provide adequate protection for the fetus in cases of chorioamnionitis.

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All randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials of antibiotics for treatment of and contact prophylaxis against buy ilosone online whooping cough were included in the systematic review.

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To determine pharmacokinetics and plasma concentrations of erythromycin and related compounds after intragastric administration of erythromycin buy ilosone online phosphate and erythromycin estolate to healthy foals.

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Cytotoxicity of erythromycin base, erythromycin estolate, erythromycin-11,12-cyclic carbonate, roxithromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin was compared buy ilosone online in cultured human non-malignant Chang liver cells using reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide and cellular protein concentration as end points of toxicity. Erythromycin estolate was the most toxic macrolide in all tests differing clearly from all the other macrolides studied. Erythromycin-11,12-cyclic carbonate was also more toxic than the other macrolides. Roxithromycin and clarithromycin were the next toxic derivatives, while erythromycin base and azithromycin were least toxic. Thus, cytotoxicity of the new semisynthetic macrolides, roxithromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, is not substantially different from that of erythromycin base. In view of the low level of hepatotoxicity of macrolides hitherto reported in humans, the results do not suggest any substantial risk for hepatic disorders related to the use of azithromycin, clarithromycin and roxithromycin.

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Erythromycin acistrate is a new 2'-acetyl esther prodrug of erythromycin, whose structure resembles that of erythromycin estolate. However, in toxicological studies, it does not have the problems of hepatotoxicity. To assess its effects on hepatic functions in clinical practice, the liver parameters of patients with respiratory tract or skin infections were monitored during therapy. In total 1549 patients were treated for 7-14 days. In addition, 127 patients with suspected viral infections served as controls. There were no significant differences in serum aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT), alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), gamma-glutamyltransferase (gamma-GT) or alkaline phosphatase (APHOS) values between the erythromycin acistrate or control groups at the beginning or end of therapy. ASAT values increased moderately in 2.4% and clearly in 0.3% of patients treated, but also decreased in 2.0%. ALAT values were moderately increased in 9.9%, clearly increased in 0.6% and normalized in 3.5% of the patients. gamma-GT values increased moderately in 3.5% and and clearly in 0.3%, but decreased to normal in 3.3% of the patients. APHOS was moderately elevated in 1.0% of the patients and normalized in 1.3%. The correlation of buy ilosone online changes between the different liver enzymes was poor. Only ten patients (0.6%) had two or more clearly elevated liver enzyme values by the end of the therapy, of whom five had increased liver enzyme activities before the treatment, two had underlying disease explaining the changes and in only three patients out of 1549 (0.2%) could hepatic changes be attributed to erythromycin acistrate therapy. These changes were reversible. The results demonstrate the hepatic safety of erythromycin acistrate in clinical practice. Concomitant food intake did not affect the safety profile.

ilosone suspension oral 2016-01-25

In a randomized, prospective, multicenter trial, 227 children ranging in age from 3 to 17 years who had tonsillopharyngitis and a throat culture positive for group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) were treated with erythromycin estolate (40 mg/kg/d in two divided doses for five days) or penicillin V (30 mg/kg/d in three divided doses for ten days). Clinical signs and symptoms of tonsillopharyngitis were recorded, and throat cultures were obtained before treatment as well as one buy ilosone online to three days and six weeks after treatment. Clinical success (cure and improvement) was observed on days 6 to 8 in 100 of 102 (98%) assessable children treated with erythromycin estolate and on days 11 to 13 in 97 of 99 (98%) assessable children treated with penicillin V. Of all patients showing clinical success, 11 were rated as improved, all of whom were treated with erythromycin estolate. There was a trend towards increased use of analgesic treatment in the erythromycin estolate group (41% vs 33%). On completion of treatment, the rate of eradication of GABHS was 83.3% in the erythromycin estolate group compared with 87.9% in the penicillin V group. The difference is not significant but does not take into account patients excluded because of erythromycin resistance (3.7%). Clinical recurrence was observed in 11 (10.8%) patients treated with erythromycin estolate and in 6 (6.1%) patients treated with penicillin V (non-significant difference). Compliance in the erythromycin estolate group was statistically superior to that in the penicillin V group. The incidence and nature of adverse events were similar in both treatment groups.

ilosone gel ultrafarma 2017-12-28

Rat hepatocytes were used to study the toxicity of a new semisynthetic macrolide buy ilosone online , roxithromycin, in comparison with erythromycin base and erythromycin estolate. Roxithromycin caused lactate dehydrogenase leakage close to that of erythromycin estolate and higher than erythromycin base after 21 h of exposure to the drugs. This effect was, at least in part, explained by the higher uptake: roxithromycin was two to three times more concentrated by liver cells than erythromycin base. For both roxithromycin and erythromycin base, the uptake depended on time, temperature, and extracellular antibiotic concentration. The accumulated macrolides egressed rapidly when cells were incubated in antibiotic-free medium. No uptake and no loss of accumulated drugs were observed at 4 degrees C. After accumulation by hepatocytes, roxithromycin and erythromycin base underwent similar subcellular distribution, mostly concentrating in cytosol and lysosomes. The small amount accumulated in the other particulate fractions followed the order mitochondria much greater than nuclei greater than microsomes. Roxithromycin, however, was less concentrated than erythromycin base in the microsomes.

ilosone 500 mg 2016-07-19

Treatment of rats with pregnenolone-16 alpha-carbonitrile (PCN) markedly induces rat liver microsomal cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1, a glucuronosyltransferase active towards the digitoxin metabolite, digitoxigenin monodigitoxoside. The present study characterizes the regulation of these two enzymes in rats treated with different xenobiotics. Like PCN, treatment of rats with dexamethasone, spironolactone, troleandomycin or erythromycin estolate markedly induced both UDP-GT-dt1 and cytochrome P-450p (measured as erythromycin demethylase and testosterone 2 beta-, 6 beta-, 15 beta-, and 18-hydroxylase activities). However, compared to PCN and dexamethasone, both troleandomycin and erythromycin estolate preferentially induced cytochrome P-450p, whereas spironolactone preferentially induced UDP-GT-dt1. Treatment of rats with the polychlorinated biphenyl mixture, Aroclor 1254, increased both cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1 activity to about 40% of that in liver microsomes from rats induced with PCN or dexamethasone. Treatment of rats with phenobarbital or chlordane caused a relatively small increase in cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1 activity. Neither enzyme was induced by treatment of rats with 3-methylcholanthrene, rifampin or digitoxin. The buy ilosone online induction of cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1 by PCN followed similar dose-response curves. Although cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1 are differentially affected by the age and the sex of rats, the enzymes responded similarly, but not identically, to xenobiotic treatment. This suggests that cytochrome P-450p and UDP-GT-dt1 are co-inducible but not coordinately regulated.

ilosone gel 2015-04-19

A total of 477 children were enrolled and randomly assigned to either azithromycin (n = 239) or erythromycin (n = 238). Of these children, 114 (24%) grew B pertussis from nasopharyngeal specimens (azithromycin group: 58 of 239 [24%]; erythromycin group: 56 of 238 [23%]); these children composed the efficacy cohort for the per-protocol and intention-to-treat analyses. Serology and PCR added 52 children to the number considered to have pertussis for a total of 35% (166 of 477) of all children who presented with buy ilosone online cough illness. In the safety analysis (antibiotic side effects, compliance) and comparison of cough symptoms after treatment, all randomized children are reported in their assigned treatment group. At end of therapy, bacterial eradication was demonstrated in all 53 patients in the azithromycin group and all 53 patients in the erythromycin group with follow-up cultures available (eradication 100%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 93.3-100). No bacterial recurrence was demonstrated in children with 1 week posttreatment nasopharyngeal cultures available (51 and 53 participants in the azithromycin and erythromycin arms, respectively [0%, 95% CI: 0-7.0; and 0%, 95% CI: 0-6.7]). No serious adverse events attributable to study drug were observed. Gastrointestinal adverse events were reported less frequently in azithromycin (18.8%; 45 of 239) than in erythromycin estolate (41.2%; 98 of 238) recipients (90% CI on difference: -29.0% to -15.7%) as a result of less nausea (2.9% vs 8.4%; 95% CI: -8.9% to -2.0%), less vomiting (5.0% vs 13.0%; 95% CI: -4.9% to -1.4%), and less diarrhea (7.1% vs 11.8%; 95% CI: -9.0% to -0.3%). Children who were randomized to azithromycin were much more likely to have complied with antimicrobial therapy over the treatment period. In the azithromycin group, 90% of children took 100% of prescribed doses, whereas only 55% of children in the erythromycin group took 100% of prescribed doses.

ilosone medication 2017-04-29

An open buy ilosone online comparative study was carried out to assess the effectiveness of 4 antibiotic regimens in eradicating acute bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract. Patients in each treatment group had similar physical parameters, severity of disease and bacterial pathogens, and were treated for 10 days with either erythromycin estolate, erythromycin stearate, ampicillin or oxytetracycline in the recommended dosage. Each patient was reviewed daily by physical examination and the bacteriological findings from throat swab and salivary washings. The results showed that erythromycin stearate produced more rapid bacterial eradication and clinical resolution of symptoms and fever than with the other antibiotic preparations, and was well tolerated by most patients.

ilosone gel valeant 2015-04-16

Ambulatory patients with pneumonia were identified at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas, TX. Children age 6 months to 16 years with radiographic and clinical evidence of pneumonia were enrolled and randomized to receive either azithromycin suspension for 5 days or a 10-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate for those <5 years or erythromycin estolate suspension for those > or = 5 years. Blood culture was obtained in all patients and we obtained nasopharyngeal and pharyngeal swabs for culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae and nasopharyngeal swabs for buy ilosone online viral direct fluorescent antibody and culture. Acute and convalescent serum specimens were tested for antibodies to C. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Patients were evaluated 10 to 37 days later when repeat specimens for serology, PCR and culture were obtained. For comparative purposes healthy children attending the well-child clinic had nasopharyngeal and pharyngeal swabs obtained for PCR and culture for C. pneumoniae and M. pneumoniae.

ilosone drug study 2016-09-17

We examined the duration of positivity of the throat culture after antibiotics were begun as a means of assessing the potential risk of transmission to close school contacts. Forty-seven children (4 to 17 years of age) with pharyngitis and a positive throat culture for group A streptococci in an outpatient, staff model health maintenance organization clinic were enrolled and were randomly selected to receive therapy with either oral penicillin V, intramuscular benzathine penicillin G, or oral erythromycin estolate. Additional throat cultures were obtained and clinical findings were recorded for each child during three home visits in the 24 hours after their initial clinic visit. Cozaar Reviews Acute and convalescent sera were obtained for determination of anti-streptolysin O and anti-DNase B titers.

ilosone syrup 2015-08-26

Chang liver cells and isolated rat hepatocytes were exposed to medium containing different concentrations of erythromycin estolate or erythromycin base for 1-5 h. Hepatotoxicity was quantitated by measuring leakage of enzymes from Suprax Prices cells into surrounding medium and the damage to the plasma cell membrane seen under surface scanning electron microscopy. Only the cells exposed to erythromycin estolate showed significantly greater enzyme leakage than controls and appeared severely affected by cytopathic changes when observed under scanning electron microscopy.

ilosone medicine 2017-09-04

Using prescription-event monitoring to determine whether erythromycin estolate was a more frequent cause of jaundice than erythromycin stearate or tetracycline 12 208 patients, for whom 5343 doctors had prescribed one of the three drugs, were identified by the Prescription Pricing Authority. Of the questionnaires sent to general practitioners about the possible occurrence of jaundice, 76% were returned. There were 16 reports of jaundice, of which four were attributable to gall stones, three to cancer, six to viral hepatitis, and only three were possibly related to an antibiotic. All three Cleocin Dosage Information patients, in whom the antibiotic was a possible cause, had been treated with erythromycin stearate. No case was attributable to the estolate which had previously been suspected of being a more frequent cause of jaundice. Although the incidence is unknown, it is very unlikely to be more than one in 100.

ilosone suspension mexico 2017-03-07

A noncompliance rate of >30% is unsatisfactory. Glucophage 20 Mg Whereas some variables significantly associated with compliance cannot be influenced (patient age; place of residence in town or city), others are amenable to modifications. These include the physician-patient interaction and the choice of antibiotic. Agents should be preferred that are well-accepted by patients, that enable short-term therapy with few daily doses and with a package that contains a dose-taking reminder.

ilosone bula gel 2016-07-08

Antibiotics concentrations in middle ear fluid (MEF), saliva and tears were measured in children with persistent middle ear effusions undergoing tympanostomy tube placement. In 31 children given cefaclor, specimens of serum, saliva and MEF were collected at Abilify 7 Mg 0.5, 1, 2, 3 or 5 h after a dose. Another group of 37 children were randomized to receive a single dose of penicillin V, amoxicillin, ampicillin, erythromycin estolate, erythromycin ethylsuccinate, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or cefaclor. Concentrations of antibiotics in saliva and tears bore no consistent relationship to those in MEF. Mean concentrations of all drugs in MEF were several-fold greater than the usual minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of pneumococci, but only with trimethoprim and cefaclor were they greater than in usual MIC's for Haemophilus influenzae. Concentrations of antibiotics in MEF in persistent effusions were comparable to those previously reported in acute purulent effusions.

ilosone tablet 2017-06-12

Proliferative enteropathy (PE) is a transmissible enteric disease caused by Lawsonia intracellularis. An outbreak of equine PE was diagnosed in foals from 3 breeding farms. Most foals had been weaned prior to the appearance of clinical signs, which included depression, rapid and Aldactone Gel marked weight loss, subcutaneous oedema, diarrhoea and colic. Poor body condition with a rough haircoat and a potbellied appearance were common findings in affected foals. Respiratory tract infection, dermatitis and intestinal parasitism were also found in some foals. Haematological and plasma biochemical abnormalities included hypoproteinaemia, transient leucocytosis, anaemia and increased serum creatinine kinase concentration. Postmortem diagnosis of PE was confirmed on 4 foals based on the presence of characteristic intracellular bacteria within the apical cytoplasm of proliferating crypt epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa, using silver stains, and by results of PCR analysis and immunohistochemistry. Antemortem diagnosis of equine PE was based on the clinical signs, hypoproteinaemia and the exclusion of common enteric infections. Faecal PCR analysis was positive for the presence of L. intracellularis in 6 of 18 foals tested while the serum of all 7 foals with PE serologically evaluated had antibodies against L. intracellularis. Most foals were treated with erythromycin estolate alone or combined with rifampin for a minimum of 21 days. Additional symptomatic treatments were administered when indicated. All but one foal treated with erythromycin survived the infection. This study indicates that equine PE should be included in the differential diagnosis of outbreaks of rapid weight loss, diarrhoea, colic and hypoproteinaemia in weanling foals.

ilosone suspension dosage 2017-02-05

Preterm birth is a significant Viagra Online Pharmacy obstetric problem in high-income countries. Genital infection including ureaplasmas are suspected of playing a role in preterm birth and preterm rupture of the membranes. Antibiotics are used to treat women with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes and results in prolongation of pregnancy and lowers the risks of maternal and neonatal infection. However, antibiotics may be beneficial earlier in pregnancy to eradicate potentially causative agents.

ilosone 250 mg 2017-06-22

Erythromycin and some other macrolide antibiotics can first induce a cytochrome P-450 isozyme similar to the one induced in rats by pregnenolone-16 alpha-carbonitrile and then inhibit it by forming a stable cytochrome P-450-metabolite complex. The purpose of this study was to compare azithromycin, a novel 15-membered ring azalide, and erythromycin estolate for the potential to cause hepatic microsomal enzyme induction and inhibition in Sprague-Dawley rats. The daily oral administration of 800 mg of erythromycin estolate per kg for 7 days resulted in statistically significant elevations of NADPH-cytochrome c reductase, erythromycin N-demethylase (3.2-fold), and total cytochrome P-450 content. Approximately 40% of cytochrome P-450 was complexed with erythromycin metabolite. In contrast, the daily administration of 200 mg of azithromycin per kg for 7 days caused significant elevations of N-demethylase (2.5-fold) only and did not produce any increases in total cytochrome P-450 content or NADPH-cytochrome c reductase. No complexed cytochrome P-450 was detected in the azithromycin-dosed rats despite liver concentrations of azithromycin that were 118 times greater than the liver concentrations of erythromycin estolate in erythromycin estolate-dosed rats. Although the short-term oral administration of azithromycin produced hepatic accumulation of the drug and elevated azithromycin demethylase activity, there was no other evidence of hepatic cytochrome P-450 induction or inactivation via cytochrome-metabolite complex formation. In contrast to erythromycin estolate, azithromycin is not expected to inhibit its own metabolism or that of other drugs via this pathway.

ilosone erythromycin dosage 2016-11-23

The 107 cases included patients hospitalized with acute symptomatic hepatitis without an identifiable cause of liver disease noted in the medical record. Four controls per case were randomly selected and were matched for age, sex, and state.

ilosone drops dosage 2015-06-06

The management of the wound at the time of colostomy closure has been controversial, and wound infection is a frequently cited complication of this procedure. We have conducted a prospective randomized study of colostomy wound closure in 105 patients with three study groups: (1) primary closure (n = 38); (2) primary closure with subcutaneous drains (n = 29); and (3) delayed primary closure (n = 38). All patients had mechanical bowel preparation with whole gut lavage as well as oral neomycin sulfate/erythromycin estolate and perioperative parenteral cefazolin sodium (Ancef). Five wound infections (4.8%) occurred. Three infections were in the delayed primary closure group and one infection in each of the other two study groups. No statistical difference in wound infection was demonstrated. On the basis of the findings in this study, we would not recommend delayed primary closure for the management of colostomy closure wounds when careful mechanical and antibiotic preparation has been utilized.

ilosone dosage 2016-05-13

All splenectomized individuals are at risk of developing pneumococcal sepsis, but most reports fail to mention how many patients are given prophylactic penicillin therapy. Fourteen reported cases of postsplenectomy bacterial sepsis in patients receiving prophylactic penicillin therapy are reviewed. In only five cases, the patients had penicillin-sensitive pneumococcal infection. Hence, the exact frequency of the failure of penicillin prophylaxis cannot be calculated, but it appears to be very rare. Continuous antibiotic prophylaxis used indefinitely and pneumococcal vaccine are both strongly recommended for all children and adults undergoing splenectomy.

ilosone gel topico 2016-06-12

Comparison of serum antibacterial activity against a beta-hemolytic streptococcus and a penicillin-resistant staphylococcus was made in a cross-over study in volunteers after ingestion of oral suspensions and capsules of triacetyloleandomycin and erythromycin estolate. Oral suspensions yielded earlier peak titers, but ultimate peak titers and duration of activity were similar to those observed after ingestion of capsules. Antibacterial activity of serum against both organisms was consistently greater with both erythromycin estolate preparations than with the triacetyloleandomycin preparations. These in vitro data were comparable to observations made previously in monkeys infected with the same organisms, although comparative clinical efficacy in monkeys did not reflect these implied therapeutic differences.

ilosone generic name 2015-06-13

Ambulatory patients with CAP were identified at either the Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Texas or the Hospital del Niño of Panama City, Panama. Children 6 months to 15 years of age were enrolled and randomized to receive either AZM for 5 days or a 10 day course of either A-C or EE, for those younger or older than 5 years of age, respectively. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and C. pneumoniae were identified by measuring acute and convalescent serum antibody titers and by performing nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) swabs for culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.

ilosone gel bula 2015-08-13

A 43-year-old male developed abdominal pain and jaundice after the administration of erythromycin estolate. The diagnosis was strongly suspected on clinical grounds, but ultimate confirmation depends upon the demonstration of biochemical and morphological alterations after challenge with the drug.

ilosone ds suspension 2016-06-17

A chronic Rhodococcus equi metaphysitis involving the distal growth plate of the left third metatarsal bone had induced a longstanding lameness in a young foal. Abnormal hematologic values included mild anemia, hyperfibrinogemia, mild leukocytosis, and neutrophilia. Radiography of the distal portion of MT3 revealed a radiolucent zone on the medial aspect of the growth plate, and small pieces of bone suggestive of sequestra. Treatment with erythromycin estolate and rifampin, aggressive surgical debridement, and cancellous bone grafting helped resolve the bone infection.

ilosone 500 dosage 2015-01-23

Certain macrolide antibiotics, such as troleandomycin (TAO), oleandomycin, and erythromycin estolate (Ilosone), can lower the maintenance dose of glucocorticoids required by severely asthmatic patients. These effects were postulated to be caused by an as yet undefined steroid-sparing effect. In this study, TAO in combination with methylprednisolone, when compared with methylprednisolone alone, was demonstrated to significantly increase liver glycogen deposition in adrenalectomized mice, intact mice, and adrenalectomized rats; protect histamine-sensitized mice following beta adrenergic blockade or adrenalectomy; further decrease the steroid-lowered glucose tolerance of mice and significantly increase the plasma corticosteroid levels in rats. TAO alone did not have these effects. TAO plus betamethasone, and erythromycin estolate plus methylprednisolone also increased liver glycogen deposition. However, TAO did not appear to potentiate the effects of hydrocortisone. Erythromycin stearate and to a lesser degree erythromycin ethylsuccinate when combined with methylprednisolone also decreased histamine lethality in mice. Leucomycin and tetracycline did not enhance the effects of methylprednisolone. TAO, alone or with methylprednisolone, did not alter serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) levels in rats. Thus, TAO and some other macrolides did not exert their effects on corticosteroids as antimicrobial agents, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)--like compounds, or quasisteroids, but as steroid-sparing agents by some undefined mechanism.

ilosone drug 2017-05-02

PL is not an uncommon disease in childhood, with age peaks in the preschool and early school-age years. It is usually recurrent, and shows a seasonal variation with onset most often in the fall or winter. In childhood PL, erythromycin is an effective initial treatment choice.

ilosone suspension 250mg 2015-06-07

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ilosone gel resenha 2015-09-13

The effect of erythromycin esteolate (EE) on bile flow and bile acid secretion was studied in male Wistar rats in vivo. Daily oral treatment with a dose of up to 100 mg/kg for 1 week increased the bile flow and the bile acid secretion. Increasing the days of treatment to 4 weeks with a dose of 20 mg/kg did not alter the measured parameters significantly. Acute intravenous injection of erythromycin lactobionate (50 mg/kg) also increased bile flow and biliary bile acid secretion temporarily. The increase in bile flow may partly be due to the osmotic effect of the drug and its metabolites in bile. Since EE failed to produce cholestasis in the range of therapeutic doses, rats do not seem to be a suitable experimental model for studying EE-cholestasis.