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Macrolides

What are Macrolides?

Macrolides are a class of antibiotics derived from Saccharopolyspora erythraea (originally called Streptomyces erythreus), a type of soil-borne bacteria.

Macrolides inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by reversibly binding to the P site of the 50S unit of the ribosome. Macrolides mainly affect gram-positive cocci and intracellular pathogens such as mycoplasma, chlamydia, and legionella. Erythromycin was the first macrolide discovered; other macrolides include azithromycin, clarithromycin, and roxithromycin.

Their action is primarily bacteriostatic but may be bactericidal at high concentrations, or depending on the type of microorganism.

List of Macrolides:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
E.E.S.-400
Generic name: erythromycin
1 review
10
Zmax (Pro)
Generic name: azithromycin
0 reviews
8.0
Dificid (Pro)
Generic name: fidaxomicin
8 reviews
7.8
Zithromax (Pro)
Generic name: azithromycin
123 reviews
7.3
Biaxin XL
Generic name: clarithromycin
9 reviews
7.2
Erythrocin (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
3 reviews
7.2
Ery-Tab (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
1 review
7.0
Azithromycin Dose Pack
Generic name: azithromycin
62 reviews
6.8
Biaxin (Pro)
Generic name: clarithromycin
86 reviews
6.5
E.E.S. Granules (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Eryc (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
EryPed (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Erythrocin Lactobionate
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ilosone
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
PCE Dispertab (Pro)
Generic name: erythromycin
0 reviewsAdd rating
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