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Tao Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Tao

Generic Name: troleandomycin (Pronunciation: troe lee an doe MYE sin)

What is troleandomycin (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 are the possible side effects of troleandomycin (Tao)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking troleandomycin and seek emergency medical attention:

  • 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.

Read the Tao (troleandomycin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about troleandomycin (Tao)?

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.

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