Telithromycin is the first ketolide antibiotic to enter clinical use. It is used to treat mild to moderate respiratory infections. Telithromycin is sold under the brand name of KetekŪ. Telithromycin is a semi-synthetic erythromycin derivative.
[Newstarget Nov 2006] Ketek
antibiotic drug faces intense FDA scrutiny over liver failure reports
[Newstarget June 2006] FDA admits children's antibiotic could cause liver failure, but allows its sale anyway