What is Dalbavancin?
Dalbavancin acts as an antibacterial that fights against bacteria. Dalbavancin helps treat serious infections of the skin that are caused by bacteria. Dalbavancin is also used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.
Side effects of Dalbavancin
See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Get your doctor's attention immediately. If you are experiencing extreme stomach pain or vomiting that is bloody or watery.
Common negative side effects of dalbavancin include:
This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be experienced. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Contact your physician. If you experience discomfort, tingling in your back, or a sudden feeling of discomfort in your upper body after the injection,
Before you take this drug
It is not recommended to take dalbavancin if you have an allergy to it.
Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:
- Kidney disease.
- The liver condition
- An allergy to another antibiotic, for example, vancomycin or telavancin.
It is not clear if dalbavancin can affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. It might not be safe to breastfeed while using this medication. Consult your physician regarding any risks.
How to take Dalbavancin?
Dalbavancin is injected into a vein. The healthcare professional will give the injection. Dalbavancin is typically administered in two doses that are separated by one week. Each dose will take at least 30 minutes to finish. If you inject this medicine too fast, it may cause itching, tingling, a rash, back pain, or abrupt heat or redness in your upper back. Contact your doctor if you experience any of these feelings while injecting. Take this medication for the entire prescribed duration, even if symptoms do not improve immediately. Inadequate doses could increase your chance of developing an infection that is not able to be treated with medications. Dalbavancin is not able to treat a viral illness like the flu or the typical cold.
Details on dosage
Adult Standard Dose for Skin and Structure Infections:
1500 mg IV twice in a single dose or 1000 mg IV, followed one week later via 500 mg IV
Use: For the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) due to susceptible strains of the following gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, S agalactiae, S dysgalactiae, S anginosus group (including S anginosus, S intermedius, and S constellatus), and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates).
Usual Pediatric Dose for Skin and Structure Infection:
Infants and children younger than 6 years old: 22.5 mg/kg IV, once per infusion
6-to-less than 18 years old: 18 mg/kg IV, once in one infusion
Maximum dose: 1500 mg/dose
Use: For the treatment of patients with ABSSSI due to susceptible strains of the following gram-positive microorganisms: S aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates), S pyogenes, S agalactiae, S dysgalactiae, S anginosus group (including S anginosus, S intermedius, and S constellatus), and E faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates).
What happens if I miss a dose?
Consult your physician for treatment in the event that you don't make an appointment to receive an appointment for dalbavancin injection.
What happens if I overdose?
Because dalbavancin is administered by a health specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to be a problem.
What should be avoided?
The use of antibiotics can trigger diarrhea and could be an indicator of an infection that has just started. If you are experiencing diarrhea that is bloody or watery, consult your physician prior to applying anti-diarrhea medications.
Interaction with other drugs
Other medications can impact dalbavancin, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking and any medications you begin or stop taking.