I was aware of erythromycin's being discovered in the Philippines and the relationship of that discovery to the brand name Ilosone
, but had forgotten the connection until University of the Philippines Diliman vice chancellor Evangeline Amor told me about her attending a conference in Iloilo that discussed natural products as a source of medicines.
Availability of Macrolide Antibiotics BRAND NAME/ GENERIC NAME MANUFACTURER Azithromycin Zithromax (Pfizer) Clarithromycin Biaxin (Abbott) Dirithromycin Dynabac (Sanofi) Erythromycin lactobionate Various Erythromycin base E-Mycin (Boots) Ery-tab (Abbott) Robimycin Robitabs (Robbins) PCE Dispertab (Abbott) E-base Caplets and tablets (Barr) Erythromycin Filmtabs (Abbott) Eryc (Parke-Davis) Erythromycin Base (Various) Erythromycin Estolate Ilosone
(Dista) Erythromycin Stearate Eramycin (Wesley) Erythromycin Stearate (Abbott) Wyamycin S (Wyeth-Ayerst) Generic - various Erythromycin EryPed (Abbott) ethylsuccinate EryPed 200 (Abbott), E.E.S.
The other top ten sucrose-containing medications, in descending order of percent by weight, were Ilosone
liquid (a brand name erythromycin), Erythrocin solution (another erythromycin), Benadryl elixir, Tempra drops, Dilantin suspension, and phenobarbital elixir.