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Daptomycin (DAP-toe-mye-sin) belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics are medicines used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Daptomycin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Daptomycin is used to treat complicated skin infections.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

Parenteral Injection (U.S.)

What other drugs will affect daptomycin?

Before taking daptomycin, talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); tobramycin (Nebcin); or cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), fluvastatin (Lescol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), or cerivastatin (Baycol).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with daptomycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

glossary/daptomycin.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)