Generic Name: Troleandomycin Brand Name(s): Troleandomycin.

Uses

What is Troleandomycin used for?

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.

How should I take Troleandomycin?

Take troleandomycin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

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.

How do I store Troleandomycin?

Troleandomycin is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Troleandomycin in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Troleandomycin that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Troleandomycin down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Troleandomycin?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Troleandomycin or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

It is not known whether troleandomycin will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is also not known whether troleandomycin passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Troleandomycin during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Troleandomycin. Troleandomycin is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Troleandomycin?

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)
  • 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
  • Vaginal yeast infection

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Troleandomycin?

Troleandomycin may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • A seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene)
  • The asthma medication theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron, others)
  • The anticoagulant (blood thinner) warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Another antibiotic

Does food or alcohol interact with Troleandomycin?

Troleandomycin may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Troleandomycin?

Troleandomycin may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Troleandomycin.

What is the dose of Troleandomycin for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia:

250 to 500 mg orally 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Streptococcal Infection:

250 to 500 mg orally 4 times a day.

What is the dose of Troleandomycin for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pneumonia:

The safety and efficacy of troleandomycin in children < 1 year have not been established.

>= 1 year: 125 to 250 mg every 6 hours.

When used in streptococcal infections, therapy should be continued for 10 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Streptococcal Infection:

The safety and efficacy of troleandomycin in children < 1 year have not been established.

>= 1 year: 125 to 250 mg every 6 hours.

When used in streptococcal infections, therapy should be continued for 10 days. 

How is Troleandomycin available?

Troleandomycin is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Troleandomycin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 28, 2017 | Last Modified: November 28, 2017

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