Macrolides

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  • 1. 
    Azithromycin (Zithromax, Z-Pak, Zmax), clarithromycin (Biaxin, Biaxin XL), erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E.E.S.) belong to what class antibiotics
    • A. 

      Cephalosporins

    • B. 

      Macrolides

    • C. 

      Penicillins

    • D. 

      Sulfanomides

    • E. 

      Fluoroquinolones

  • 2. 
    What is generic name for azithromycin
  • 3. 
    What is the generic name for clarithromycin?
  • 4. 
    What is the generic name for erythromycin
  • 5. 
    What is the generic name for zithromax, z-pak, and zmax
  • 6. 
    What is the generic name for biaxin, biaxin XL
  • 7. 
    What is the generic name for ery-tab, E.E.S
  • 8. 
    What is the mechanism of macrolides
  • 9. 
    A notable difference in spectrum of activity is that clarithromycin (unlike clarithromycin) covers 
  • 10. 
    AZITHROMYCIN and CLARITHROMYCIN cover most
    • A. 

      Staph -

    • B. 

      Staph +

    • C. 

      Strep -

    • D. 

      Strep +

    • E. 

      Atypcial pathogens (like chlmydia and mycoplasma)

  • 11. 
    Contraindications for using macrolides is
  • 12. 
    Precaution should be used during macrolides usage in
  • 13. 
    Adverse effects of macrolides are
    • A. 

      Diarrhea, nausea

    • B. 

      Cramping

    • C. 

      Oral or vaginal candidiasis

    • D. 

      Pseudomembranous colitis (rare)

    • E. 

      QT prolongation (erythromycin - rare)

  • 14. 
    What should be monitored while taking macrolides
  • 15. 
    What are the drug-drug interactions seen with macrolides
    • A. 

      Warfarin: decreases effects of clarithromycin and erythromycin

    • B. 

      Statins: increased atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin blood levels and side effects

    • C. 

      Warfarin: clarithromycin/erythromycin may increase warfarin blood levels and PT/INR.

    • D. 

      Aluminum/Magnesium Antacids: inceased azithromycin peak concentration.

    • E. 

      Aluminum/Magnesium Antacids: decreased azithromycin peak concentration.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is/are true
    • A. 

      Immediate release azithromycin suspension: Zithromax® tablets and immediate release suspension may be interchanged. May be taken with or without food. Store at room termperature

    • B. 

      Extended release azithromycin suspension (Zmax) is not bioequivalent with Zithromax and therefore should not be interchanged. Should be taken on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours following a meal). Store at room temperature and take within 12 hours of reconstitution.

    • C. 

      Immediate release azithromycin suspension: Zithromax® tablets and immediate release suspension may NOT be interchanged.May be taken with or without food. Store in the refrigerator.

    • D. 

      Extended release azithromycin suspension (Zmax) is not bioequivalent with Zithromax and therefore should not be interchanged. Should be taken with food (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours following a meal). Store at room temperature and take within 12 hours of reconstitution.

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