dirithromycin


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dirithromycin

 [di-rith″ro-mi´sin]
a macrolideantibiotic used in treatment of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, streptococcal pharyngitis, and skin and soft tissue infections; administered orally.

dirithromycin

/di·rith·ro·my·cin/ (di-rith″ro-mi´sin) a macrolide antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, streptococcal pharyngitis, and skin and soft tissue infections; administered orally.

dirithromycin

an antiinfective.
indications It is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract caused by Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus spp. (S. pneumoniae, S. agalactiae, S. viridans), Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Bordetella pertussis, and Propionibacterium acnes.
contraindications Factors that prohibit its use are bacteremia and known hypersensitivity to erythromycin or to dirithromycin or any other macrolide.
adverse effects Pseudomembranous colitis is a life-threatening effect of this drug. Other adverse effects are GI disorders, flatulence, abnormal stools, anorexia, constipation, increased platelet count, increased eosinophils, cough, dyspnea, pruritus, and urticaria. Common side effects are abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness, and insomnia.

dirithromycin

Dynabac® Infectious disease A macrolide antibiotic similar to erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin

dirithromycin

(dīrith´rōmī´sin),
n brand name: Dynabac;
drug class: macrolide antibiotic;
action: binds to 50S ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria to inhibit bacterial growth;
uses: treatment of secondary bacterial infection of acute bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, streptococcal pharyngitis, and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections.
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Susceptibility of penicillin-susceptible and resistant pneumococci to dirithromycin compared with susceptibilities to erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin, and clindamycin.
Lilly's dirithromycin is marketed under various trade names in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, the Philippines and Spain.
Dynabac, whose generic name is dirithromycin, is useful in treating certain bacteria that cause lower-respiratory-tract infections, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and skin and skin structure infections.