Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Telithromycin

It is a ketolide antibiotic. It is derived from erythromycin.

Action:
It binds to 23S rRNA of the 50S ribosomal subunit of the bacteria having 25 times more affinity for macrolide resistant strains.

Uses:
It is used for the treatment of acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute bacterial tonsilitis.
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