Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Macrolide are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic, Macrolide

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

Clarithromycin inhibits bacterial growth by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibiting protein synthesis. It is recommended to treat in combination with other antibiotics. Clarithromycin is frequently used as a component of oral therapy.

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

Azithromycin inhibits bacterial growth by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibiting protein synthesis. It is recommended to treat in combination with other antibiotics. Azithromycin is frequently used as a component of oral therapy.


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