Side effect(s) of Oritavancin

Read the side effects of Oritavancin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea , nausea, vomiting

Nervous system: Dizziness, headache

Cardiovascular: Tachycardia

Skin: limb and subcutaneous abscess

Others: Injection-related side effects can occur

Lab abnormalities: Blood tests like ApTT, PT, INR and liver enzyme levels should be monitored

Other Precautions : Pregnancy -should be used only if benefits are more than risk.
Caution should be exercised when oritavancin is given to a breastfeeding woman.
In case of overdose, supportive measures should be taken. It is unlikely to be removed from the blood by hemodialysis.
Patients should be assured that diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibacterial drugs including oritavancin, which usually resolves when the drug is discontinued. In case of severe watery or bloody diarrhea, patients should contact their healthcare provider.
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