How to Take Telavancin and Dose of Telavancin


Find out how to take Telavancin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Telavancin


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

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

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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

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.

Storage Conditions  

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