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Tao Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Tao (troleandomycin) is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, headache, or vaginal yeast infection.
The adult dose of Tao is 250 to 500 mg 4 times a day. The pediatric dose is 125 to 250 mg (3-5 mg/lb or 6.6 to 11 mg/kg) every 6 hours. Tao may interact with seizure medications, asthma medications, anticoagulants, or other antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Tao will be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Tao (troleandomycin) 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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Tao in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 entire detailed patient monograph for Tao (Troleandomycin) »
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Tao FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent side effects of troleandomycin preparations are gastrointestinal, such as abdominal cramping and discomfort, and are dose related. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea occur infrequently with usual oral doses.
During prolonged or repeated therapy, there is a possibility of overgrowth of nonsusceptible bacteria or fungi. If such infections occur, the drug should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.
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