Ilotycin Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 6/14/2021
Ilotycin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Ilotycin?

Ilotycin (erythromycin) Ointment is an antibiotic used to treat superficial ocular (eye) infections, and to prevent neonatal gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis. The brand name Ilotycin is discontinued, but generic versions may be available.

What Are Side Effects of Ilotycin?

Common side effects of Ilotycin (erythromycin) Ointment include:

  • minor eye irritations,
  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • redness,
  • temporary blurred vision, and
  • hypersensitivity reactions.

Dosage for Ilotycin

In the treatment of superficial ocular infections, a dose of 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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Ilotycin?

Ilotycin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Ilotycin During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Ilotycin. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using erythromycin ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine; or
  • signs of eye infection--pain, swelling, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage, eyes more sensitive to light.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye redness; or
  • mild eye irritation.

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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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.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ilotycin (Erythromycin)

© Ilotycin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ilotycin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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