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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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E.E.S.-400 (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
1 review
   
10
Erythrocin (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
2 reviews
   
8.0
Zmax (Pro, More...)
generic name: azithromycin
0 reviews
   
8.0
Zithromax (Pro, More...)
generic name: azithromycin
97 reviews
   
7.7
Azithromycin Dose Pack (More...)
generic name: azithromycin
42 reviews
   
7.3
Biaxin XL (More...)
generic name: clarithromycin
8 reviews
   
7.0
Ery-Tab (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
1 review
   
7.0
Dificid (Pro, More...)
generic name: fidaxomicin
5 reviews
   
6.8
Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab (More...)
generic name: erythromycin
1 review
   
6.7
Biaxin (Pro, More...)
generic name: clarithromycin
68 reviews
   
6.2
E.E.S.-400 Filmtab (More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
3.0
E.E.S. Granules (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
Eryc (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
EryPed (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
Erythrocin Lactobionate (More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
Ilosone (More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
PCE Dispertab (Pro, More...)
generic name: erythromycin
0 reviews
   
0.0
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