Ketek

Active Ingredient(s): Telithromycin
FDA Approved: * April 1, 2004
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Antibiotics

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Ketek Overview

Telithromycin is the first ketolide antibiotic to enter clinical use and is sold under the brand name of Ketek. It is used to treat community acquired pneumonia of mild to moderate severity. After significant safety concerns, the US Food and Drug Administration sharply curtailed the approved uses of the drug in early 2007. Telithromycin is a semi-synthetic erythromycin derivative. It is created by substituting a ketogroup for the cladinose sugar and adding a carbamate ring in the lactone ring...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telithromycin

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Can I do light exercise while taking Ketek, I train for the world champs in Aug and is a cyclist ## Based on my own understanding of Ketek (Telithromycin), light exercising should be fine. I certainly wouldn't suggest going all out and over-training on it though, just because it's working with your body to fight an infection, which can take it's toll on your energy levels throughout the day. Other details I've found about this medication state the following: "You should start to feel better early in your treatment. Call your doctor if your condition does not improve while you are taking telithromycin. Take telithromycin until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. If you stop taking telithromycin too soon or if you skip doses of telithromycin, your inf...

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My daughter has a sinus infection and she took ketek. After 5 pills she decided to go to the doctor because she still was sick with 102 of fever. She told the doctor that she was taking ketek the doctor told her it was o.k. but gave her a shot for her sinus swelling. The day after we had to rush her to emergency in the hospital because she had a terrible skin rash. Do you think that ketek caused it after 5 pills or was it the shot or the combination of both. ## I RECENTLY TOOK KETEX FOR A SINUS INFECTION AND AT THE END OF MY 5TH DAY I WENT TO BED BUT WOKE IN THE MORNING WITH AN AWFUL SKIN RASH ON BOTH ARMS AND BOTH LEGS. MAJOR WELTS.I HAD TO RUSH TO THE ER FOR TREATMENT. DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN? ## My daughter took Ketex for a sinus infection and kept getting ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Telithromycin
  • Tablet: 300mg, 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Ketek: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0088-2223 Ketek 300 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0088-2225 Ketek 400 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 54868-5171 Ketek 400 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Telithromycin or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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