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telithromycin - oral, Ketek

GENERIC NAME: TELITHROMYCIN - ORAL (tell-ITH-row-MY-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Ketek

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WARNING: Telithromycin should not be used in patients with myasthenia gravis. It may cause the condition to become worse. There have been reports of severe (possibly fatal) breathing problems in patients with myasthenia gravis who took telithromycin.

USES: This medication is a ketolide antibiotic used to treat a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.




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