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Spectrum of Action: Antibacterial Agents-

 

Spectrum of Action--Clinical Uses: Choramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin

Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)

Chambers, H.F., Chloramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin and Streptogramins, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology,(Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, p. 744-745.

Tetracyclines

Chambers, H.F., Chloramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin and Streptogramins, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology,(Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, p. 746-747.

Erythromycin, Clarithromycin (Biaxin) and Azithromycin (Zythromax)

Macrolides include erythromycin and semisynthetic derivatives clarithromycin and azithromycin

Erythromycin is active against:

  • gram-positive microbes

    • pneumococci

    • streptococci

    • staphylococci

    • corynebacteria.

  • Mycoplasma

  • Legionella

  • Chlamydia

  • trachomatis

  • C. psittaci

  • C. pneumoniae

  • Helicobacter

  • Listeria and some myobacteria (Mycobacterium kansasii Mycobacterium scrofulaceum)

Other susceptible microbes:

  • Neisseria species

  • Bordetella pertussis

  • Bartonella henselae

  • B. quiniana

  • some Rickettsia species

  • Treponema pallidum

  • Campylobacter

  • Less susceptible: H. influenzae.

 

Chambers, H.F., Chloramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin and Streptogramins, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology,(Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, p. 747-749

Chambers, H.F., Chloramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin and Streptogramins, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology,(Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, p. 749-750.

 
 
 

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