Agent Name

Virginiamycin

CAS Number

11006-76-1

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Antibiotic No. 899; Eskalin 500; Eskalin V; Micamicina [INN-Spanish]; Mikamycin [INN:BAN:DCF]; Mikamycine [INN-French]; Mikamycinum [INN-Latin]; Ostreogricina [INN-Spanish]; Ostreogrycin [INN:BAN]; Ostreogrycine [INN-French]; Ostreogrycinum [INN-Latin]; Patricin; Pristinamicina [INN-Spanish]; Pristinamycin [INN:BAN:DCF]; Pristinamycine [INN-French]; Pristinamycinum [INN-Latin]; Pyostacine; RP 7293; RP7293; SK&F 7988; SKF 7988; Stafac; Stafac 20; Stafac 50; Stafac 500; Staphylomycin; Stapyocine; Streptogramin; V-MAX 50; Vernamycin; Virgimycin; Virginiamicina [INN-Spanish]; Virginiamycina [INN-Spanish]; Virginiamycine [INN-French]; Virginiamycinum [INN-Latin]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Description

Reddish-yellow solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antibiotic; also added to animal feed; [Kanerva, p. 1846] A streptogramin produced by Streptomyces virginiae; Used as human and veterinary antibacterial and veterinary growth promoter; [Merck Index]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a surgeon using topical virginiamycin and in the pharmaceutical industry; [Kanerva, p. 1846] Reports of contact dermatitis from therapeutic and occupational exposure; [HSDB]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis to virginiamycin, an antibiotic used as a food additive for pigs and poultry

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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