Skip to Content

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:

Filter by:

View by: Brand | Generic

Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
E.E.S.-400
generic name: erythromycin
1 review
   
10
Zmax (Pro)
generic name: azithromycin
0 reviews
   
8.0
Zithromax (Pro)
generic name: azithromycin
114 reviews
   
7.5
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
51 reviews
   
6.9
Dificid (Pro)
generic name: fidaxomicin
5 reviews
   
6.8
Biaxin (Pro)
generic name: clarithromycin
76 reviews
   
6.4
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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Hide