Generic Name : Daptomycin Pronunciation : DAP-toe-MYE-sin Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y40.9
International- Cubicin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for serious infections. It works by killing the bacteria. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 4 mg/kg in 0.9% sodium chloride injection once every 24 hours for 7 to 14 days. How it should be taken :
It comes as a powder for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of muscle, nerve problems, liver, or kidney disease, bowel problems caused by antibiotic use, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea.
Central Nervous system- Headache and dizziness.
Skin - Rash.
Gastrointestinal - Abnormal liver function tests.
Genitourinary - Urinary tract infections.
Heart - Low blood pressure.
♦ Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing and Eosinophilic pneumonia.
Body as a Whole - Fatigue, weakness, rigors, flushing and hypersensitivity
* Avoid excess and long-term use of this medication. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C).
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