- It is used to treat bacterial infections.
- If you have an allergy to daptomycin or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you take this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Muscle aches or weakness has happened with this drug. Rarely, a very bad muscle problem with or without very bad kidney problems has also happened with this drug. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- This drug is not for children younger than 12 months. The chance of muscle and nerve problems may be raised in these children. However, your child’s doctor may decide the benefits of taking this drug may outweigh the risks. If your child has been given this drug, ask the doctor for information about all of the benefits and risks. Talk with the doctor if you have questions about giving this drug to your child.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Muscle pain or weakness.
- Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Shortness of breath.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- It is common to have diarrhea when taking this drug. Rarely, a very bad form of diarrhea called Clostridium difficile (C diff)–associated diarrhea (CDAD) may occur. Sometimes, this has led to a deadly bowel problem (colitis). CDAD may happen while you are taking this drug or within a few months after you stop taking it. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain or cramps, very loose or watery stools, or bloody stools. Do not try to treat loose stools without first checking with your doctor.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Not able to sleep.
- Sweating a lot.
- Sore throat.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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