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The effectiveness of erythromycin in the prevention of ophthalmia caused by penicillinase-producing N. gonorrhoeae is not established.
For infants born to mothers with clinically apparent gonorrhea, intravenous or intramuscular injections of aqueous crystalline penicillin G should be given; a single dose of 50,000 units for term infants or 20,000 units for infants of low birth weight. Topical prophylaxis alone is inadequate for these infants.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
In the treatment of superficial ocular infections, a ribbon approximately 1 cm in length of ILOTYCIN™ Ophthalmic Ointment should be applied directly to the infected structure up to 6 times daily, depending on the severity of the infection.
For prophylaxis of neonatal gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis, a ribbon of ointment approximately 1 cm in length should be instilled into each lower conjunctival sac. The ointment should not be flushed from the eye following instillation. A new tube should be used for each infant.
Sterile ILOTYCIN™ Ophthalmic Ointment USP, 5 mg/g as follows:
1 g tamper-evident tubes NDC 48102-016-11
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Avoid excessive heat.
Protect from freezing.
Manufactured for: Fera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Locust Valley, NY 11560. Rev. 06/10
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/12/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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