Before using Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe diarrhea (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea).
Before using Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease or kidney dialysis, muscle problems (e.g., myopathy).
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Caution is advised when using Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg passes into breast milk in very small amounts. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg is an antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg should not be used to treat pneumonia. If used to treat pneumonia, you may experience severe side effects (especially heart and breathing problems). Consult your doctor for more details.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you have severe kidney disease or are on kidney dialysis, you should only receive Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg every other day (i.e., every 48 hours). Usually Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg is used for two weeks; or use as directed by your doctor.
If you are giving Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to take Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in one week (such as having a new or worsening fever).
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, trouble sleeping, anxiety, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: muscle pain/cramps/weakness, numbness or tingling of hands or feet, unusual tiredness or weakness, change in amount of urine, chest pain, swelling, shakiness, sweating, increased thirst, blurred vision, unusual bleeding or bruising, irregular heartbeat, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, cough, difficult/painful breathing, new/unexplained fever.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
Use of Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms.
A serious allergic reaction to Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg is unlikely, but get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/severe swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg as directed. If you miss a dose of Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg include: aminoglycosides (e.g., tobramycin), "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), "statin" drugs for cholesterol (e.g., simvastatin, lovastatin), live bacterial vaccines.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including blood clotting tests such as PT and INR), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Cubicin (DAPTOMYCIN) 500mg.