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Dalvance

Generic name: Dalbavancin [DAL-ba-VAN-sin]
Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

What is Dalvance?

Dalvance can be described as an antibiotic that fights against bacteria. Dalvance is a treatment for severe skin conditions that are caused by bacteria.

To prevent the growth of bacteria that are resistant to Dalvance or other antibacterial drugs, this medication should only be used for treating infections that have been established or strongly believed to be caused by bacteria that are susceptible.

Warnings

Dalvance is only used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is not a treatment for viral illnesses (e.g., the common cold). Diarrhea is an usual reaction to antibacterial drugs and is usually resolved when the medication is stopped. Sometimes frequent bloody or watery diarrhea may be experienced, which could indicate an infection in the intestinal tract that is more serious. If bloody or watery diarrhea is noticed, you should consult your physician.

Follow the directions on the Dalvance label and packaging. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you take. Contact your physician in the event that you experience any itchiness, tingling back discomfort, or a sudden sensation of discomfort in your upper body in the course of an injection.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't make use of Dalvance in case you have an allergy to Dalbavancin.

To ensure that Dalvance is suitable for you, inform your doctor if it has ever been:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease or
  • An allergic reaction to another antibiotic, for example, vancomycin or telavancin.

It isn't known if this medication could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

Breastfeeding while taking this medication should not be attempted; please speak with your physician regarding potential risks..

How to take Dalvance?

Utilize Dalvance exactly as directed by your physician. Follow all the instructions on the label of your prescription. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer period than prescribed. Dalvance is administered by injecting an IV into the vein. The healthcare professional will give the injection. Dalvance is a drug in powder form that needs to be mixed with liquid (diluent) before use.

Don't shake the mixture of medicine, or it could foam. The mixture should be a clear liquid or a little yellow. Avoid using Dalvance when it has changed color or contains particles. Consult your pharmacist for the latest information on this medicine. After mixing, store the mixture in either the fridge or at room temperature. Don't freeze. Utilize the medication within 48 hours of mixing. Dalvance is typically given in one dose or in two doses, separated by a week. Each IV infusion should take a minimum of 30 minutes to finish.

When you inject the medicine too fast, it may cause tingling, itching, rashes, back pain, rapid redness, or heat throughout your body. Contact your doctor if you feel any of these symptoms after the injection. Every single-use container (bottle) that contains this medication is intended for use once only. Toss it away after just one use, even if there's still medicine after you've injected the dose.

Make sure to take this medicine for the entire prescribed amount of time, even if symptoms improve quickly. Inadequate doses could increase your chance of developing an infection resistant to treatment. Dalbavancin cannot help treat the symptoms of a viral illness such as the flu or a commonly occurring cold. Store powder that is not mixed at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Skin and Structure Infection:

Single-Dose Regimen: 1500 mg

Dose Two: 1000 mg, and then one week later, 500 mg.

Notes: Dose intravenously for 30 minutes.

Use: Use of this medication is intended for adult patients suffering acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (both methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant strains), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (including S. anginosus, S. intermedius and S. constellatus).

What happens if I miss the dose?

Contact your doctor for advice. If you do not show up for an injection,

What happens if I overdose?

Since the medicine is prescribed by a health expert in a medical environment, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What should be avoided?

Antibiotic medications can trigger diarrhea, and this could be an indication of a new infection. If you experience diarrhea that is bloody or watery, consult your physician prior to applying anti-diarrhea medications.

Adverse effects of Dalvance

Take immediate medical attention. If you exhibit symptoms of an allergic reaction Dalvance: hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Get your doctor's attention immediately if you are experiencing extreme stomach pain or diarrhea that is swollen or bloody.

Common Dalvance side effects can be:

  • Headache;
  • Nausea;

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interact with dalbavancin, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.