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For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea caused by organisms susceptible to erythromycin.

For prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum due to N. gonorrhoeaeor C. trachomatis. The effectiveness of erythromycin in the prevention of ophthalmia caused by penicillinase-producing N. gonorrhoeaeis not established.

For infants born to mothers with clinically apparent gonorrhea, intravenous or intramuscular injections of aqueous crystalline penicillin G should be given; a single dose of 50,000 units for term infants or 20,000 units for infants of low birth weight. Topical prophylaxis alone is inadequate for these infants.


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Other Information

ILOTYCIN® Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment belongs to the macrolide group of antibiotics.

It is basic and readily forms a salt when combined with an acid. The base, as crystals or powder, is slightly soluble in water, moderately soluble in ether, and readily soluble in alcohol or chloroform. Erythromycin ((3R*,4S*,5S*,6R*,7R*,9R*,11R*,12R*,13S*,14R*)-4-[(2,6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3- 0-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-14-ethyl-7,12,13-trihydroxy-3,5,7,9,11,13-hexamethyl-6-[[3, 4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-ß-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]oxacyclotetradecane-2,10-dione) is an antibiotic produced from a strain of Streptomyces erythraeus. It has the following structural formula:

Structural Formula

Molecular Formula: C37H67NO13

Molecular Weight: 733.94

Each gram contains Erythromycin USP 5 mg in a sterile ophthalmic base of mineral oil and white petrolatum.

Ilotycin Manufacturers

  • Paddock Laboratories, Llc
    Ilotycin (Erythromycin) Ointment [Paddock Laboratories, Llc]
  • Fera Pharmaceuticals, Llc
    Ilotycin (Erythromycin) Ointment [Fera Pharmaceuticals, Llc]

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