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Telithromycin

In the US, Telithromycin (telithromycin systemic) is a member of the drug class ketolides and is used to treat Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinusitis and Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis.

US matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01FA15

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0173838-31-8

Chemical Formula

C43-H65-N5-O10

Molecular Weight

812

Therapeutic Categories

Antibacterial: Macrolide

Antibacterial: Ketolide

Chemical Name

(3aS,4R,7R,9R,10R,11R,13R,15R,15aR)-4-Etyloctahydro-11-metoxy-3a,7,9,11,13,15-hexametyl-1-[4-[4-(3-pyridyl)imidazol-1-yl]butyl]-10-[[3,4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimetylamino)-β-Dxylo-hexapyranosyl]oxy]-2H-oxacyclotetradecino[4,3-d]oxazole-2,6,8,14(1H,7H,9H)-tetrone (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Telithromycinum (Latin)
  • Telithromycin (German)
  • Télithromycine (French)
  • Telitromicina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Telithromycin (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • HMR 3647 (IS: HoechstMarion)
  • Levviax (IS: Aventis)
  • RU 647 (IS)
  • RU 66647 (IS: HoechstMarion)

Brand Names

  • Ketec
    Aventis Pharma, Lebanon
  • Ketek
    Aventis Pharma, Greece; BB Farma, France; Mediwin, France; Pharma Lab, France; Sanofi, United Kingdom; Sanofi, Sweden; Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi Aventis, Spain; Sanofi Oy, Finland; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanofi-Aventis, Italy; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania; Sanofi-Aventis, Oman; Sanofi-Aventis, Portugal; Sanofi-Aventis, Serbia; Sanofi-Aventis, South Africa; Sanofi-Aventis, Germany

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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