Long-acting erythromycins: assessing their role in treating outpatient odontogenic infections. Academic Article uri icon


  • Erythromycins have been part of our armamentarium against selected bacterial infections since they were discovered in 1952 and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1964. In 1991, two newer, long-acting erythromycin analogues, azythromycin (brand name: Zithromax) and clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) were approved by the FDA. They were joined a few years later by a third long-acting form, dirithromycin (brand name: Dynabac).

published proceedings

  • Tex Dent J

author list (cited authors)

  • Alexander, R. E., & Grogan, D. M

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Alexander, Roger E||Grogan, David M

publication date

  • April 2009