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  • n. a macrocyclic lactone with a ring of at least twelve atoms
  • n. Any of a group of antibiotics having this structure


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  • The three bacteria-killing drugs are what are known as macrolide antibiotics -- the most widely prescribed class of antibiotics worldwide.

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  • especially "macrolide" antibiotics, which attack a wider range of bacteria species, remained common - 18% overall.

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  • She had a post-C-section checkup with her obstetrician, who told her to see a surgeon immediately and prescribed more potent painkillers and azithromycin, a macrolide.


  • Suspecting an ingrown hair, his doctor gave him azithromycin, a macrolide.


  • Do NOT use Clarithromycin if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Clarithromycin or any other macrolide (eg, erythromycin) you are taking cisapride, cyclosporine, dofetilide, eletriptan, ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), H

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  • In the U.S, typically, a macrolide would be included in the treatment of CAP.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • With all this focus on polyketide/macrolide synthesis, I thought I’d highlight an interesting review in this week’s Angewandte; a genuine masterclass in the aldol reaction.

    Rambles at » Blog Archive » For the love of chemical synthesis

  • Erythromycin is an antibiotic of the macrolide family used to treat many infections, including some STDs, respiratory and skin infections.

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  • People with allergies to erythromycin and other antibiotics of the macrolide family.

    Chapter 37

  • Do not use if you are allergic to antibiotics of the macrolide family.

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