Generic Name: troleandomycin (troe lee an doe MYE sin)Brand Names: Tao
Troleandomycin is in a class of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. It fights bacteria in the body.
Troleandomycin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia.
Troleandomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Tao (troleandomycin)?Take all of the troleandomycin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Tao (troleandomycin)?
Before taking troleandomycin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may not be able to take troleandomycin, or you may require special monitoring during therapy.It is not known whether troleandomycin will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is also not known whether troleandomycin passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take troleandomycin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Take all of the troleandomycin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Symptoms of a troleandomycin overdose might include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
liver problems (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take troleandomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain;
dizziness, fatigue, or headache; or
vaginal yeast infection.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Before taking troleandomycin, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
a seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene);
the asthma medication theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron, others);
the anticoagulant (blood thinner) warfarin (Coumadin); or
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with troleandomycin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Troleandomycin is available with a prescription under the brand name Tao. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
Tao 250 mg--white capsules