Kitasamycin Chemical formula
Synonyms: Kitasamicina; Kitasamycine; Kitasamycinum; Leucomycin.
Cyrillic synonym: Китазамицин.

Chemical information

CAS — 1392-21-8 (kitasamycin); 37280-56-1 (kitasamycin tartrate); 178234-32-7 (acetylkitasamycin).
ATC Vet — QJ01FA93.


In Chin. and Jpn. Jpn also includes Acetylkitasamycin and Kitasamycin Tartrate.


Kitasamycin is a macrolide antibacterial produced by Streptomyces kitasatoensis, consisting mainly of kitasamycins A4 and A5. It has actions and uses similar to those of erythromycin and has been given orally as the base or intravenously as the tartrate in the treatment of susceptible infections. Acetylkitasamycin has also been given orally. Kitasamycin has been added to animal feeding stuffs as growth promotors for pigs.
Published April 07, 2019.