dalbavancin

Pronunciation: DAL ba VAN sin

Brand: Dalvance

What is the most important information I should know about dalbavancin?

Tell your caregivers if you feefl any itching, tingling, back pain, or sudden warmth in your upper body during the injection.

What is dalbavancin?

Dalbavancin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Dalbavancin is used to treat severe skin infections caused by bacteria.

Dalbavancin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dalbavancin?

You should not use dalbavancin if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease; or
  • an allergy to other antibiotics such as vancomycin or telavancin.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

How is dalbavancin given?

Dalbavancin is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.

Dalbavancin is usually given in two doses, one week apart. Each infusion will take at least 30 minutes to complete.

Injecting this medicine too quickly can cause itching, tingling, rash, back pain, or sudden redness or warmth in your upper body. Tell your caregivers if you have any of these sensations during the injection.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Dalbavancin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your dalbavancin injection.

What happens if I overdose?

Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid while receiving dalbavancin?

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.

What are the possible side effects of dalbavancin?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • nausea; or
  • diarrhea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect dalbavancin?

Other drugs may affect dalbavancin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about dalbavancin.

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