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Quick guide to Ilotycin
Brand Name(s): Ilotycin
Generic Name Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment
What is erythromycin eye ointment?
ERYTHROMYCIN (Fougera®, Ocu-Mycin®, Ilotycin®) is a macrolide antibiotic. Erythromycin kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It treats some eye infections and prevents a certain type of eye infection that can occur in some babies. Generic erythromycin eye ointment is available.
What should my health care professional know before I use erythromycin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?
Erythromycin eye ointment is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the tube, to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the end of the tube to apply a thin layer of the ointment to the inside of the lower eyelid. Close the eye gently to spread the ointment. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on your prescriber's advice.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with erythromycin?
Do not use any other eye products without telling your prescriber or health care professional. Check before starting or stopping any of your medicines or non-prescription products.
What side effects may I notice from using erythromycin?
Side effects with erythromycin eye ointment are rare, they include:
What should I watch for while taking erythromycin?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused ointment after the expiration date.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)