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Telithromycin (Ketek)

Also known as Ketek

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 controversy regarding safety and research fraud, the US Food and Drug Administration sharply curtailed the approved uses of the drug in 2007.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $128.94 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed telithromycin to treat cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), nasal congestion, and chronic sinusitis.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking telithromycin most commonly experience side effects like nausea, diarrhea, and headache.

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