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Ilotycin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Ilotycin (erythromycin) Ointment is an antibiotic used to treat superficial ocular (eye) infections, and to prevent neonatal gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include minor eye irritations, redness, and hypersensitivity reactions.
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. To prevent neonatal gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis, a ribbon of ointment approximately 1 cm in length should be instilled into each lower conjunctival sac. Ilotycin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Ilotycin. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Ilotycin (erythromycin) Ointment Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Ilotycin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequently reported adverse reactions are minor ocular irritations, redness, and hypersensitivity reactions.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Fera Pharmaceuticals, LLC at (414) 434-6604 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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