Description

Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic belonging to the azalide group. The molecule is constructed by adding a nitrogen atom to the lactone ring of erythromycin A. The mechanism of action of azithromycin is based upon the suppression of bacterial protein synthesis by means of binding to the ribosomal 50S sub-unit and inhibition of peptide translocation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Azithromycin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01F Macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins → J01FA Macrolides
Azithromycin
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01A Antiinfectives → S01AA Antibiotics

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