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In the US, Dirithromycin is a member of the drug class macrolides and is used to treat Bronchitis, Legionella Pneumonia, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Macrolide

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Dirithromycinum (Latin)
  • Dirithromycin (German)
  • Dirithromycine (French)
  • Dirithromycina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dirithromycin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Dirithromycine (OS: DCF)
  • AS-E 136 BS (IS)
  • LY 237216 (IS)
  • Dirithromycin (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Dirithromycine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dirithromycinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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