spiramycin


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spiramycin

A macrolide antibiotic that is similar to erythromycin, which has been used to treat toxoplasmosis and cryptosporidiosis in patients with AIDS. It is not FDA-approved and thus not available in the USA.

spiramycin

a macrolide antibiotic used primarily against penicillin-resistant staphylococci and for mycoplasmal diseases of swine and for swine dysentery. Administered by injection as the adipate ester.
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Tylosin, spiramycin and virginiamycin are macrolide compounds and have been widely used in feed additives to prevent infectious disease and improve animal growth but are now prohibited in the EU.
Comparative study of myrrh extract and spiramycin drug as growth inhibitors of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites in vivo.
One of the 2 remaining patients, a pregnant woman, was treated with spiramycin without any complications to the baby during 6 months of follow-up.
The infant who was treated with spiramycin for three months at another health service was switched to put on sulfadiazine, pyrimethamine, and folinic acid.
1980) reported the tremendous promotion, 2-15 times, in production of spiramycin, a macrolide antibiotic, by Streptomyces ainbofaciens ATCC 23877 after CaP addition.
The drug of choice for toxoplasmosis is spiramycin (a macrolide antibiotic) because its adverse effect is only mild gastrointestinal symptoms and safe to pregnant women.
These patients with positive titers for TORCH were treated with antibiotics like Spiramycin, Rovamycine, and Siflox during pregnancy by the attending gynecologist and the outcome was good.
Pharmacokinetics of spiramycin after intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous administration in lactating cows.
A EUROPEAN Union (EU) funded research project has developed tests for growth promoters banned in the EU, such as avoparcin, spiramycin, tylosin, virginiamycin and zinc bacitracin.
The prohibition applies to tylosin phosphate, spiramycin, virginiamycin and bacitracin zinc and took effect on January 1, 1999.
In Britain's case, the four antibiotics - Tysolin Phosphate, Bacitracin Zinc, Spiramycin and Virginiamycin - will be outlawed from July 1 1999.