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Further Data on Safety and Efficacy of Cethromycin Presented at 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Date:9/21/2007

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Cethromycin at 300 mg QD for five days was well tolerated by both subjects with severe renal impairment and with normal renal function. Elevated drug exposure observed for subjects with severe renal impairment suggest that these patients should be monitored when taking cethromycin.

The following poster presentations discussed cethromycin as a potential treatment for CAP, particularly when resistance to other treatments is known:

"Assessment of In Vitro Activity of Cethromycin Against Telithromycin-resistant Strains of Streptococcus Pneumoniae"

All eight clinical Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates were resistant to erythromycin with MICs > 128 micron g/mL and had telithromycin MICs >/= 2 micron g/mL. For six of these isolates, the cethromycin MIC was at least 8-fold lower than the telithromycin MIC, for another isolate the MICs were the same, and for the other the telithromycin MIC was one doubling dilution lower than the cethromycin MIC.

Cethromycin maintained good in vitro potency against a collection of telithromycin-resistant S. pneumoniae isolates. This finding suggests that underlying resistance mechanisms that result in reduced telithromycin susceptibility do not affect cethromycin to the same extent. Therefore, cethromycin continues to represent a reasonable potential therapeutic option for S. pneumoniae of this phenotype.

"Assessment of In Vitro Activity of Cethromycin Against Strains of Streptococcus Pneumoniae"

Cethromycin demonstrated potent in vitro activity against all Streptococcus pneumoniae populations studied, regardless of their resistance phenotype. Based on MIC90 data collected, cethromycin was 2-4 times more potent than telithromycin and 10-12 times more potent than the macrolides studied. These findings demonstrate that cethromycin has the potential to be a potent therapeutic option for the treatment of CAP, even for infections caused by strains resistant to cu
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