Daptomycin

Red

Brand Name(s):Cubicin

Indication:Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in cases when associated with RIE or with complicated skin and soft-tissue infections due to known or suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and on the advice of local microbiologists or specialists in infectious disease.

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Feb-07

Review Date:Dec-22

Comments:
Advice for healthcare professionals:

Daptomycin: risk of eosinophilic pneumonia
MHRA Drug safety update Volume 4 Issue 7 February 2011