Effect of pH on radiometric MICs of clarithromycin against 18 species of mycobacteria.

The antimycobacterial spectrum of clarithromycin, a new macrolide drug, was screened against 26 strains belonging to 18 species of mycobacteria by determining radiometric MICs by Bactec methodology at three different pHs, i.e., pH 6.0, 6.8, and 7.4. The MICs obtained at pH 7.4 were 1 to 2 or more dilutions lower in some of the species than those obtained at… CONTINUE READING