What is Ketek?

Ketek (telithromycin) is a prescription antibiotic drug made by Aventis Pharmaceuticals indicated for the treatment of pneumonia, throat and sinus infections and chronic bronchitis, as well as serious or multi-drug resistant infections. Approved by the FDA in 2004, Ketek is in a class of drugs called ketolide antibiotics used to treat adults 18 years of age and older with certain respiratory (lung and sinus) infections caused by various bacteria.

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