Tao

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DRUG DESCRIPTION

TAO (troleandomycin) is a synthetically derived acetylated ester of oleandomycin, an antibiotic elaborated by a species of Streptomyces antibioticus. It is a white crystalline compound, insoluble in water, but readily soluble and stable in the presence of gastric juice. The compound has a molecular weight of 814 and corresponds to the empirical formula C 41 H 67 NO 15 .

Inert ingredients in the formulation are: hard gelatin capsules (which may contain inert ingredients); lactose; magnesium stearate; sodium lauryl sulfate; starch.

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...

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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)?
  • What are the possible side effects of troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • How should I take troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Tao)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Tao)?
  • What should I avoid while taking troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • What other drugs will affect troleandomycin (Tao)?
  • Where can I get more information?

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.

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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