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Daptomycin

Daptomycin Information

Daptomycin Benefits & Uses

Daptomycin is used to treat the following -

Daptomycin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Daptomycin

Daptomycin

Daptomycin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Daptomycin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Increased Liver Enzymes
  3. Increased level of Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) in the blood
  4. Abdominal Pain Mild
  5. Anemia Severe
  6. Anxiety सामान्य
  7. Fungal Infection
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Fever Mild
  12. Headache Mild
  13. Skin redness
  14. Irregular heartbeat
  15. Eczema दुर्लभ
  16. Insomnia Mild

Daptomycin Related Warnings

Is the use of Daptomycin safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Daptomycin will have during pregnancy, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

Unknown

Is the use of Daptomycin safe during breastfeeding?

In the absence of any scientific study of side effects of Daptomycin for breastfeeding women, information on safety of Daptomycin is unavailable.

Unknown

What is the effect of Daptomycin on the Kidneys?

Using Daptomycin does not have any harmful effects on kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Daptomycin on the Liver?

Daptomycin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Daptomycin on the Heart?

Daptomycin is rarely harmful for heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Daptomycin with Other Drugs

Daptomycin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Daptomycin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Daptomycin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  3. Diarrhea (Loose Motions)
  4. Ulcerative Colitis
  5. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Daptomycin

Is this Daptomycin habit forming or addictive?

No, Daptomycin is not habit forming.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Daptomycin since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Daptomycin only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Daptomycin is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Daptomycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Daptomycin

There is no information on the effects of food and Daptomycin because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Daptomycin

Information about the interaction of Daptomycin and alcohol is not available because this topic has not been researched yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 396-398
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cubicin® (daptomycin)