It is an azalide antibiotic, a subclass of the of the macrolides.
It retains the spectrum of activity of entromycin against gram positive and gram negative pathogens and has increased activity against many gram negative a typical micro organism.
It has a greater acid stability then erythromycin and its gastrointestinal tolerance is better than that of erythromycin.
It acts by interfering with microbial protein synthesis by binding to the 50 s ribosomal subunit.
- Upper and lower respiratory tract infections.
- Skin and soft tissues infections,
- Urogenital infections.