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a macrolide antibiotic used in treatment of pneumonia and streptococcal infections.
troleandomycin/tro·le·an·do·my·cin/ (tro″le-an-do-mi´sin) a macrolide antibiotic used in the treatment of pneumococcal pneumonia and Group A infections.
a macrolide antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of certain infections, including pneumococcal pneumonia and group A streptococcal infections of the upper respiratory tract. It has orphan drug status for the treatment of corticosteroid-dependent asthma due to its steroid-sparing properties.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or concomitant use of ergot alkaloids prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are GI disturbances, mild to severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis), and hepatotoxicity.
the triacetyl ester of oleandomycin; a macrolide antibiotic, similar to erythromycin. Called also triacetyloleandomycin.