Medically reviewed on Feb 18, 2019
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Solution Reconstituted, Intravenous [preservative free]:
Cubicin: 500 mg (1 ea)
Cubicin RF: 500 mg (1 ea)
Generic: 500 mg (1 ea)
Brand Names: U.S.
- Cubicin RF
- Antibiotic, Cyclic Lipopeptide
Daptomycin binds to components of the cell membrane of susceptible organisms and causes rapid depolarization, inhibiting intracellular synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein. Daptomycin is bactericidal in a concentration-dependent manner.
Neonates and Infants <3 months: Median: 0.21 L/kg (range: 0.11 to 0.34 L/kg) (Cohen-Wolkowiez 2012)
Children 2 to 6 years: 0.14 L/kg (Abdel-Rahman 2008; Abdel-Rahman 2011)
Children 7 to 17 years: 0.11 ± 0.02 L/kg (Abdel-Rahman 2008)
Adults: 0.1 L/kg; Critically-ill patients: Vss: 0.23 ± 0.14 L/kg (Vilay 2011)
Minor amounts of oxidative metabolites have been detected
Urine (78%; primarily as unchanged drug); feces (5.7%)
Neonates and Infants <3 months: Median: 21 mL/hour/kg (range: 16 to 34 mL/hour/kg) (Cohen-Wolkowiez 2012)
Children 2 to 6 years: 19 to 20 mL/hour/kg (Abdel-Rahman 2008; Abdel-Rahman 2011)
Children 7 to 11 years: 17 mL/hour/kg (Abdel-Rahman 2008)
Children: 12 to 17 years: 11 mL/hour/kg (Abdel-Rahman 2008)
Adults: 8.3 to 9 mL/hour/kg
Neonates and Infants <3 months: Median: 6.2 hours (range: 3.7 to 9 hours) (Cohen-Wolkowiez 2012)
Children 2 to 6 years: Mean range: 5.3 to 5.7 hours (Abdel-Rahman 2008; Abdel-Rahman 2011)
Children 7 to 11 years: 5.6 ± 2.2 hours (Abdel-Rahman 2008)
Children 12 to 17 years: 6.7 ± 2.2 hours (Abdel-Rahman 2008)
Adults: 8 to 9 hours (up to 28 hours in renal impairment)
90% to 93%; 84% to 88% in patients with CrCl <30 mL/minute
Special Populations: Renal Function Impairment
Mean total plasma clearance was 9%, 22%, and 46% lower in patients with mild (CrCl 50 to 80 mL/minute), moderate (CrCl 30 to <50 mL/minute), and severe (CrCl <30 mL/minute) renal impairment, respectively, compared with those with healthy renal function. Mean AUC, half-life, and Vd at steady state increased with decreasing renal function.
Special Populations: Elderly
Mean total clearance is reduced approximately 35% and AUC is increased approximately 58% in elderly patients compared with younger healthy subjects.
Special Populations: Children
In neonates and pediatric patients <12 years of age, clearance and volume of distribution are higher than older populations; these patients require higher mg/kg doses or more frequent dosing to achieve adequate serum concentrations and systemic exposure (Principi 2015)
Special Populations Note
Obesity: Plasma clearance was 15% and 23% lower and AUC increased by 30% and 31% in moderately obese patients and extremely obese patients, respectively, compared with nonobese controls.
Use: Labeled Indications
Skin and skin structure infections, complicated: Treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis, and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only) in adult and pediatric patients 1 to 17 years of age.
S. aureus bacteremia: Treatment of S. aureus (methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates) bacteremia in adults, including those with right-sided infective endocarditis; treatment of S. aureus bacteremia in pediatric patients 1 to 17 years of age.
Limitations of use: Not indicated for the treatment of pneumonia.
Off Label Uses
Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for health care-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, daptomycin is an effective and recommended alternative systemic therapy for treatment of health care-associated ventriculitis and meningitis caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Cutibacterium acnes, or resistant enterococcal infections. Intraventricular administration of daptomycin, as an adjunct to systemic therapy, may be considered in patients with poor response to systemic antimicrobial therapy alone.
Diabetic foot infections
Data from a randomized, controlled trial supports the use of daptomycin in the treatment of diabetic foot infections that are known or suspected to be caused by a Gram-positive organism [Lipsky 2005].
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections, daptomycin is an effective and recommended alternative treatment option for moderate to severe diabetic foot infections (for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus coverage).
Endocarditis (due to S. aureus [left-sided] or Enterococcus), treatment
Data from a limited number of patients studied suggest that daptomycin may be beneficial for the treatment of left-sided infective endocarditis (native or prosthetic valve) from gram positive organisms, including methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus [Carugati 2013], [Das 2011], [Dohmen 2013], [Kaya 2013].
Based on the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statement for Infective Endocarditis in Adults, daptomycin may be considered for treatment of left-sided infective endocarditis due to methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (native valve) as an alternative to vancomycin therapy, and for treatment of endocarditis due to penicillin-, aminoglycoside-, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp (native or prosthetic valve).
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for health care-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, daptomycin is an effective and recommended alternative systemic therapy for treatment of bacterial meningitis caused by staphylococci (including MRSA).
Osteomyelitis and/or septic arthritis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections in Adults and Children, daptomycin is a recommended alternative to vancomycin for the treatment of bone and joint infections due to MRSA.
Osteomyelitis, native vertebral
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Adults, daptomycin is an effective and recommended alternative treatment option for native vertebral osteomyelitis due to staphylococci (oxacillin-susceptible or -resistant) or Enterococcus spp. (penicillin-resistant or -sensitive).
Prosthetic joint infection caused by staphylococci (oxacillin-susceptible or -resistant) or Enterococcus (penicillin-susceptible or -resistant)
Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the management of prosthetic joint infection, daptomycin is an effective and recommended agent for treatment of prosthetic joint infection with either staphylococci (oxacillin-susceptible or -resistant) or Enterococcus (penicillin-susceptible or -resistant).
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bacteremia
Data from a prospective, observational, cohort study suggest that daptomycin may be beneficial for the treatment of VRE bacteremia (usually administered in combination with a beta-lactam antibiotic) [Chuang 2017]. Several retrospective cohort studies, as well as a meta-analysis of retrospective studies, provide further support [Britt 2017], [Casapao 2013], [Gallagher 2009], [Mohr 2009], [Rolston 2014], [Zhao 2016].
Hypersensitivity to daptomycin or any component of the formulation
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection (alternative agent) (off-label use): Pathogen-specific therapy (eg, staphylococci [including MRSA], C. acnes, resistant enterococci):
IV: 6 mg/kg once daily (Antony 2012) or 6 to 10 mg/kg once daily (IDSA [Tunkel 2017], in combination with rifampin (Antony 2012; IDSA [Tunkel 2017])
Intraventricular (adjunct to systemic therapy; use a preservative-free preparation): 2 to 5 mg daily (IDSA [Tunkel 2017]); case reports have used varying dosages: 10 mg once daily for 2 days, followed by 10 mg every 48 hours (Erritouni 2012); 5 to 10 mg every 72 hours (Elvy 2008); or 5 mg every 24 hours for 3 days, followed by 5 mg every 72 hours (Denetclaw 2014). When intraventricular daptomycin is administered via a ventricular drain, clamp drain for 15 to 60 minutes after administration (allows solution to equilibrate in CSF) (IDSA [Tunkel 2017]). Note: Intraventricular administration is generally reserved for use in patients who fail parenteral therapy despite removal of CSF shunt or when CSF shunt cannot be removed (Baddour 2018).
Diabetic foot infections without osteomyelitis (off-label use): IV: 4 mg/kg once daily (Lipsky 2005)
Endocarditis, treatment: IV:
S. aureus (right-sided, native valve): Note: Clinical trial demonstrating noninferiority to standard therapy for S. aureus right-sided endocarditis included only patients with native valve infective endocarditis (Fowler 2006)
Manufacturer labeling: 6 mg/kg once daily for 2 to 6 weeks
Alternate recommendation: 8 to 10 mg/kg once daily (IDSA [Liu 2011])
S. aureus (left-sided, native valve) (off-label use): ≥8 mg/kg once daily for 6 weeks, consultation with infectious disease specialist recommended for dosage selection (AHA [Baddour 2015])
Enterococcus (penicillin-, aminoglycoside-, and vancomycin-resistant) (off-label use): 10 to 12 mg/kg once daily for a minimum of 6 weeks; combination therapy with ampicillin, ceftaroline, or another antibiotic may be considered in patients with persistent bacteremia or strains with relatively high MICs to daptomycin within the susceptible range (<4 mcg/mL) (AHA [Baddour 2015])
Meningitis, bacterial, health care-associated (alternative agent) (off-label use): Pathogen specific therapy (eg, staphylococci [including MRSA]): IV: 6 to 10 mg/kg once daily (IDSA [Tunkel 2017])
Osteomyelitis due to MRSA (off-label use): IV: 6 mg/kg once daily for a minimum of 8 weeks; some experts combine with rifampin (in patients with concurrent bacteremia, initiate rifampin after clearance of bacteremia) (IDSA [Liu 2011])
Osteomyelitis, native vertebral (off-label use) (IDSA [Berbari 2015]): IV:
Staphylococci (oxacillin-susceptible or -resistant): 6 to 8 mg/kg once daily for 6 weeks
Enterococcus spp (penicillin-susceptible or -resistant): 6 mg/kg once daily for 6 weeks. Note: In patients with infective endocarditis, the addition of an aminoglycoside for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended
Prosthetic joint infection (off-label use): IV:
Enterococcus spp (penicillin-susceptible or -resistant) (alternative treatment): 6 mg/kg every 24 hours for 4 to 6 weeks (consider adding an aminoglycoside), followed by an oral antibiotic suppressive regimen if a debridement and retention strategy or 1-stage exchange is chosen (Osmon 2013)
Staphylococci (oxacillin-susceptible or -resistant) (alternative treatment): 6 mg/kg every 24 hours for 2 to 6 weeks (used in combination with rifampin if a debridement and retention strategy or 1-stage exchange is chosen), followed by oral antibiotic treatment (and suppressive regimen if a debridement and retention strategy or 1-stage exchange is chosen) (Osmon 2013)
S. aureus bacteremia: IV
Manufacturer labeling: 6 mg/kg once daily for 2 to 6 weeks
Alternate recommendation: 8 to 10 mg/kg once daily for complicated bacteremia (IDSA [Liu 2011])
Septic arthritis due to MRSA (off-label use): IV: 6 mg/kg once daily for 3 to 4 weeks (IDSA [Liu 2011])
Skin and skin structure infections, complicated: IV: 4 mg/kg once daily for 7 to 14 days
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bacteremia (off-label use): IV: 6 to 8 mg/kg once daily (Casapao 2013; Gallagher 2009); however, daptomycin doses ≥9 mg/kg (Chuang 2017) and ≥10 mg/kg (Britt 2017) once daily have been associated with decreased mortality, with potential benefit from beta-lactam combination therapy (Chuang 2018). The maximum has not been determined; use of doses as high as 15 mg/kg have been reported (Casapao 2013; Mohr 2009). Adverse events may be increased with higher doses; use with caution.
Refer to adult dosing.
Note: In pediatric patients, daptomycin is not routinely used as first-line therapy. The manufacturer recommends avoiding use in patients <12 months due to musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and nervous system adverse effects observed in neonatal canine models.
General dosing, susceptible organisms (severe infection): Limited data available:
Infants: Very limited data available; due to insufficient pharmacokinetic data, optimal dosing not established:
Young infants (eg, <2 months of age): IV: 6 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours (Bradley 2017); dosing was reported in a case-series including former premature and term neonates (n=3, PNA at treatment: 4 to 12 weeks; weight at treatment: 2 to 4.4 kg); one infant required a dose of 15 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours for endocarditis (Antachopoulos 2012)
Infants: IV: Reported range: 8 to 10 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours (Red Book [AAP 2015]; Tedeschi 2016)
Children 1 to 5 years: IV: 10 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours (Bradley 2017)
Children 6 years to 11 years: IV: 7 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours (Bradley 2017)
Children ≥12 years and Adolescents: IV: 4 to 6 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours based on total body weight (Bradley 2017)
Bacteremia, due to susceptible Staphylococcus aureus: Note: For treatment of MRSA, guideline dosing (IDSA [Liu 2011]) is not reflective of the inverse relationship between age and mg/kg dose.
Children and Adolescents: Treatment duration variable based on clinical response; in the trials, treatment duration was up to 42 days (Arrieta 2018)
Children ≤6 years: IV: 12 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Children: 7 to 11 years: IV: 9 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Children ≥12 years and Adolescents <17 years: IV: 7 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Adolescents ≥18 years: IV: 6 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Endocarditis due to Staphylococcus (MRSA or vancomycin resistant/intolerant), treatment (AHA [Baltimore 2015]): Note: Based on more recent pharmacokinetic/dynamic experience in pediatric patients (Arrieta 2018), AHA guideline dosing (AHA [Baltimore 2015]) may not be adequate and higher doses necessary in some patients.
Children <6 years: IV: 10 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Children ≥6 years and Adolescents: 6 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Osteomyelitis, or septic arthritis; MRSA infection: Limited data available: Note: MRSA guideline dosing (IDSA [Liu 2011]) is not reflective of the inverse relationship between age and mg/kg dose. Investigations are underway to further examine safety and efficacy for osteomyelitis treatment (NCT01922011). Children and Adolescents: IV: 6 to 10 mg/kg/dose once daily (IDSA [Liu 2011])
Skin and skin structure infections; complicated (cSSSI) due to susceptible Staphylococcus aureus: Note: For treatment of MRSA, guideline dosing (IDSA [Liu 2011]) is not reflective of the inverse relationship between age and mg/kg dose.
Children and Adolescents: Treatment duration: Up to 14 days
Children: 1 to <2 years: IV: 10 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Children: 2 to 6 years: IV: 9 mg/kg dose every 24 hours
Children: 7 to 11 years: IV: 7 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Children and Adolescents: 12 to 17 years: IV: 5 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Adolescents ≥18 years: IV: 4 mg/kg/dose every 24 hours
Cubicin: Reconstitute vial with 10 mL NS to a concentration of 50 mg/mL. Add NS to vial and rotate gently to wet powder. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then gently swirl to obtain completely reconstituted solution. Do not shake or agitate vial vigorously. For administration via IVPB, further dilute in 25 mL (children 1 to 6 years of age) or 50 mL (children and adolescents 7 to 17 years and adults) NS prior to administration.
Cubicin RF: Reconstitute vial with 10 mL SWFI or bacteriostatic water for injection to a concentration of 50 mg/mL; do not use saline based diluents (will result in hyperosmotic solution that may cause infusion site reactions when administered as an IV injection over 2 minutes). Add diluent to vial and rotate or swirl for a few minutes, as needed, to obtain a completely reconstituted solution. For administration via IVPB, further dilute in 25 mL (children 1 to 6 years of age) or 50 mL (children and adolescents 7 to 17 years and adults) NS prior to administration.
Daptomycin 350 mg vial: Reconstitute vial with 7 mL NS to a concentration of 50 mg/mL. Add NS to vial and rotate gently to wet powder. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then gently swirl to obtain completely reconstituted solution. Do not shake or agitate vial vigorously. For administration via IVPB, further dilute in 50 mL NS prior to administration.
IV: Administer as an IV infusion over 30 minutes (children and adolescents 7 to 17 years of age and adults) or 60 minutes (children 1 to 6 years of age). May also administer IV push over 2 minutes in adults only; do not administer IV push to pediatric patients. Do not use in conjunction with ReadyMED elastomeric infusion pumps (Cardinal Health, Inc) due to an impurity (2-mercaptobenzothiazole) leaching from the pump system into the daptomycin solution.
Intraventricular (off-label route): Use preservative-free preparations only. When administered through a ventricular drain, clamp drain for 15 to 60 minutes before opening the drain to allow daptomycin solution to equilibrate in the cerebrospinal fluid (IDSA [Tunkel 2017]).
Cubicin: Store intact vials at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F); avoid excessive heat. Refer to manufacturer's labeling for specific storage instructions after reconstitution and/or dilution (varies by product and diluent). Extended storage information for reconstituted vial and diluted solution may be available; contact product manufacturer to obtain current recommendations.
Cubicin RF: Store intact vials at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Refer to manufacturer's labeling for specific storage instructions after reconstitution and/or dilution (varies by product and diluent).
Daptomycin 350 mg vial: Store intact vials at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F); avoid excessive heat. Refer to manufacturer's labeling for specific storage instructions after reconstitution and/or dilution (varies by product and diluent).
HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins): May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of DAPTOmycin. Specifically, the risk of skeletal muscle toxicity may be increased. Management: Consider temporarily stopping HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor therapy prior to daptomycin. If used together, regular (i.e., at least weekly) monitoring of CPK concentrations is recommended. Consider therapy modification
Daptomycin may cause false prolongation of the PT and increase of INR with certain recombinant thromboplastin reagents. This appears to be a dose-dependent phenomenon. If PT/INR is elevated, repeat PT/INR immediately prior to next daptomycin dose (eg, trough). If PT/INR remains elevated, repeat PT/INR using alternate reagents (if available) and evaluate for other causes of elevated PT/INR.
1% to 10%:
Cardiovascular: Chest pain (adults: 7%), edema (adults: 7%), hypertension (adults: 6%), hypotension (adults: 2%)
Central nervous system: Insomnia (adults: 9%), headache (3% to 5%), dizziness (adults: 2%)
Dermatologic: Pruritus (3% to 6%), diaphoresis (adults: 5%), skin rash (adults: 4%)
Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea (5% to 7%), abdominal pain (adults: 6%; children and adolescents: 2%), vomiting (children and adolescents: 3% to 11%; adults: <1%)
Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection (adults: 2%)
Hepatic: Abnormal hepatic function tests (adults: 3%), increased serum alkaline phosphatase (adults: 2%)
Infection: Gram-negative organism infection (adults: 8%), bacteremia (adults: 5%), sepsis (adults: 5%)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Increased creatine phosphokinase (3% to 9%)
Respiratory: Pharyngolaryngeal pain (adults: 8%), dyspnea (adults: 2%)
Miscellaneous: Fever (≤4%)
Frequency not defined:
Cardiovascular: Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter
Central nervous system: Hallucination, hypoesthesia (including oral)
Endocrine & metabolic: Increased serum phosphate
Gastrointestinal: Decreased appetite, epigastric distress, gingival pain, oral candidiasis, xerostomia
Genitourinary: Fungal urinary tract infection, proteinuria, vulvovaginal candidiasis
Hematologic & oncologic: Lymphadenopathy
Hepatic: Increased serum ALT, increased serum AST
Infection: Candidiasis, fungal septicemia
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Dyskinesia
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision
Renal: Renal insufficiency
<1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports: Abdominal distension, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, acute renal failure, anaphylaxis, anemia, arthralgia, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile-associated diarrhea, cough, decreased appetite, dysgeusia, eczema, electrolyte disturbance, eosinophilia, eosinophilic pneumonitis, eye irritation, fatigue, flushing, hypomagnesemia, hypersensitivity reaction (including angioedema, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms [DRESS], dysphagia, hives, pulmonary eosinophilia, truncal erythema), increased lactate dehydrogenase, increased myoglobin, increased serum bicarbonate, jaundice, leukocytosis, mental status changes, muscle cramps, myalgia, myasthenia, myopathy, nausea, neutropenia (Knoll 2013), paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, rigors, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, stomatitis, supraventricular cardiac arrhythmia, thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia, vertigo, vesiculobullous dermatitis, visual disturbance, weakness
Concerns related to adverse effects:
• Eosinophilic pneumonia: Use may result in eosinophilic pneumonia; generally develops 2 to 4 weeks after therapy initiation. Monitor for signs and symptoms of eosinophilic pneumonia, including new onset or worsening fever, dyspnea, difficulty breathing, new infiltrates on chest imaging studies, and/or >25% eosinophils present in bronchoalveolar lavage. Discontinue use immediately with signs/symptoms of eosinophilic pneumonia and initiate appropriate treatment (ie, corticosteroids). May reoccur with re-exposure.
• Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis (including angioedema, and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms [DRESS]) have been reported with use; discontinue use immediately with signs/symptoms of hypersensitivity and initiate appropriate treatment.
• Myopathy/rhabdomyolysis: May be associated with an increased incidence of myopathy; rhabdomyolysis, with or without acute renal failure, has also been reported. Discontinue in patients with signs and symptoms of myopathy in conjunction with an increase in CPK (>5 times ULN or 1,000 units/L) or in asymptomatic patients with a CPK ≥10 times ULN or >2,000 units/L. Myopathy may occur more frequently at dose and/or frequency in excess of recommended dosages. Consider temporarily interrupting therapy with other agents associated with rhabdomyolysis (eg, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) during daptomycin therapy.
• Peripheral neuropathy: Symptoms suggestive of peripheral neuropathy have been observed with treatment; monitor for new-onset or worsening neuropathy.
• Superinfection: Prolonged use may result in fungal or bacterial superinfection, including C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and pseudomembranous colitis; CDAD has been observed >2 months postantibiotic treatment.
• Persisting or relapsing S. aureus bacteremia or endocarditis: Repeat blood cultures in patients with persisting or relapsing S. aureus bacteremia/endocarditis or poor clinical response. If culture is positive for S. aureus, perform minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility testing of the isolate and diagnostic evaluation of the patient to rule out sequestered foci of infection. Appropriate surgical intervention (eg, debridement, removal of prosthetic devices, valve replacement surgery) and/or consideration of a change in antibacterial therapy may be necessary.
• Renal impairment: Use with caution in patients with renal impairment; dosage adjustment required in severe renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/minute). Limited data (eg, subgroup analysis) from cSSSI and endocarditis trials suggest possibly reduced clinical efficacy (relative to comparators) in patients with baseline moderate to severe renal impairment (<50 mL/minute).
Concurrent drug therapy issues:
• Drug-drug interactions: Potentially significant interactions may exist, requiring dose or frequency adjustment, additional monitoring, and/or selection of alternative therapy. Consult drug interactions database for more detailed information.
• Pediatric: Avoid use in pediatric patients <12 months due to risk of potential muscular, neuromuscular, and/or nervous systems effects observed in neonatal canines.
Monitor signs and symptoms of infection. CPK should be monitored at least weekly during therapy; more frequent monitoring if current or prior statin therapy, unexplained CPK increases, and/or renal impairment. Monitor for muscle pain or weakness, especially if noted in distal extremities. Monitor for new onset or worsening peripheral neuropathy. Monitor for signs/symptoms of eosinophilic pneumonia.
Adverse events were not observed in animal reproduction studies. Successful use of daptomycin during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been described; however, only limited information is available from case reports.
• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)
• Patient may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, insomnia, sweating a lot, vomiting, or pharyngitis. Have patient report immediately to prescriber severe headache, severe dizziness, passing out, vision changes, severe loss of strength and energy, burning or numbness feeling, muscle pain, muscle weakness, dark urine, urinary retention, change in amount of urine passed, cough, shortness of breath, angina, edema, or signs of Clostridium difficile (C. diff)-associated diarrhea (abdominal pain or cramps, severe diarrhea or watery stools, or bloody stools) (HCAHPS).
• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.
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