|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
(1S,2R,5R,7R,8R,9S,11R,13R,14R)-8-[(2S,3R,4S,6R)- 4-Dimethylamino-3-hydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl]oxy-2-ethyl-1,5,7,9,11,13- hexamethyl-9-[(E)-3-quinolin-3-ylprop-2-enoxy] -3,17-dioxa-15-azabicyclo[12.3.0]heptadecane-4,6,12,16-tetrone
|Bioavailability||Between 35.8 and 60 % in animal studies.|
|Biological half-life||1.6, 3.0, 4.5, 5.9 and 6 hours. Mouse, Monkey, Rat, Dog and Human respectively.|
|Excretion||7.0% urine 87.2% faeces|
|CAS Registry Number|
|Molecular mass||765.931 g/mol|
|Melting point||211 to 213 °C (412 to 415 °F)|
|(what is this?)|
Cethromycin, trade name Restanza (initially known as ABT-773) is a ketolide antibiotic undergoing research for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and for the prevention of post-exposure inhalational anthrax, and was given an "orphan drug" status for this indication. Originally discovered and developed by Abbott, it was acquired by Advanced Life Sciences Inc. for further development.
On December 3, 2008 Advanced Life Sciences announced that this New Drug Application has been accepted for filing by the FDA.
In June 2009, the an FDA Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee review found insufficient evidence for cethromycin efficacy in treatment of community acquired pneumonia, as the Phase 3 clinical trial followed standards that were updated after the clinical trial but three months prior to review. The committee did, however, find the drug safe to use.
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