Telavancin - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Telavancin

Pronunciation : TEL-a-VAN-sin

Latest prescription information about Telavancin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

International- Vibativ.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for serious skin infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with severe heart disease, pregnant women, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg administered over a 60-minute period infusion once a day for 7 to 14 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, kidney impairment, sugar, heart disease, diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach cramps, fever, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

Side Effects : 

   Body as a Whole : Rigors and generalized itching.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
   Metabolic : Decreased appetite.
   Central Nervous System : Taste disturbances and dizziness.
   Genitourinary : Protein in the urine.
   Skin : Itching, rash.
   Miscellaneous : Injection site pain and redness.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C). Do not freeze it.


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