Pharma Franchise, Pharma PCD & Third party manufacturing of Oxazolidinone Drugs
Oxazolidinones are new group of antibiotics. These drugs are active against a large spectrum of Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin and vancomycin resistant staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, penicillin-resistant pneumococci and anaerobes. Oxazolidinones restricts protein synthesis by binding at the P site at the ribosomal 50S subunit. Resistance to other protein synthesis inhibitors does not affect oxazolidinone activity, however rare development of oxazolidinone resistance cases, associated with 23S rRNA alterations during treatment have been reported.
Linezolid, the first oxazolidinone available, has been successfully used for the treatment of Gram-positive infections. Pharmacokinetic properties and its good penetration and accumulation in the tissue including bone, lung, vegetations, haematoma and cerebrospinal fluid, allow its use for surgical infections.