Trade Names:Vibativ- Injection, lyophilized powder for solution 250 mg- Injection, lyophilized powder for solution 750 mg
Inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by interfering with the polymerization and cross-linking of peptidoglycan.
C max is 93.6 mcg/mL (single dose) and 108 mcg/mL (multiple dosing). Steady-state is reached by day 3.
90% protein bound. Steady-state volume is 145 mL/kg (single dose) and 133 mL/kg (multiple dosing).
3 hydroxylated metabolites identified; THRX-651540 is the predominant metabolite.
Half-life is 8 h. 76% is excreted in urine and less than 1% in the feces. Cl is 13 mL/kg/h.
The mean AUC values were approximately 13%, 29%, and 118% higher for subjects with CrCl greater than 50 to 80 mL/min, CrCl 30 to 50 mL/min, and CrCl 30 mL/min or less, respectively, compared with subjects with healthy renal function. Dosage adjustment required in patients with CrCl 50 mL/min or less.Hepatic Function Impairment
Pharmacokinetics are not altered in patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class B); studies have not been conducted in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C).Elderly
Age alone does not have a clinically meaningful impact on the pharmacokinetics of telavancin.Gender
Pharmacokinetics were similar in men and women.
For the treatment of adult patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible isolates of the following gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes , Streptococcus agalactiae , Streptococcus anginosus group (includes S. anginosus , Streptococcus intermedius , and Streptococcus constellatus ), or Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).
IV 10 mg/kg administered over a 60-min period by IV infusion once every 24 h for 7 to 14 days.Renal Function Impairment
CrCl 30 to 50 mL/min, give 7.5 mg/kg every 24 h. CrCl 30 to 10 mL/min, give 10 mg/kg every 48 h.
Store original packages at 35° to 46°F. Excursions to ambient temperatures (77°F) are acceptable. Avoid excessive heat. The reconstituted solution in the vial should be used within 4 h when stored at room temperature or within 72 h when stored at 36° to 46°F. The diluted (dosing) solution in the infusion bag should be used within 4 h when stored at room temperature or used within 72 h when stored at 36° to 46°F. However, the total time in the vial plus the time in the infusion bag should not exceed 4 h when stored at room temperature and 72 h when stored at 36° to 46°F.
Risk of renal adverse events may be increased. Use with caution. Observe the patient for adverse renal events. Monitor renal function.QT-prolonging drugs (eg, amiodarone, pimozide, ziprasidone)
Possible additive effects with other drugs that prolong the QT interval. Use with caution.
Telavancin does not interfere with coagulation; however, it interferes with certain tests used to monitor coagulation, including activated clotting time, APTT, coagulation-based factor Xa tests, INR, and PT. No evidence of increased risk of bleeding has been observed. Telavancin interferes with urine qualitative dipstick protein assays and quantitative dye methods (eg, pyrogallol red-molybdate). However, microalbumin assay are not affected and can be used to monitor urinary protein excretion during telavancin treatment.
Pruritus (6%); rash (4%); generalized pruritus (3%).
Taste disturbance (33%); nausea (27%); vomiting (14%); diarrhea (7%); abdominal pain (2%).
Infusion-site pain (4%); infusion-site erythema (3%).
Foamy urine (13%); rigors (4%); decreased appetite (3%).
Women of childbearing potential should have a serum pregnancy test prior to administration. Avoid use during pregnancy unless the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Adverse developmental outcomes observed in 3 animal species at clinically relevant doses raise concerns about potential adverse developmental outcomes in humans.
Perform monitoring of renal function prior to initiation of treatment, during treatment (at 48- to 72-h intervals or more frequently if indicated), and at the end of therapy. Preform a serum pregnancy test in women of childbearing potential before start of therapy.
Category C .
Safety and effectiveness have not been studied.
Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, take care with dose selection.
Dosage adjustment required; use with caution.
May result in bacterial or fungal overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms.
Consider possibility in patients with diarrhea
Rapid IV infusion of the glycopeptide class of antimicrobial agents can cause “red man syndrome”–like reactions. Administer over 60 min to reduce this risk.
Increases in serum creatinine to 1.5 times baseline have occurred. Renal adverse reactions are more likely to occur in patients with baseline comorbidities known to predispose patients to renal dysfunction (eg, preexisting renal disease, diabetes, CHF, hypertension) and in patients who take concomitant medications known to affect kidney function (eg, NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, loop diuretics).
Avoid use in patients with congenital long QT syndrome, known prolongation of the QTc interval, uncompensated heart failure, or severe left ventricular hypertrophy.
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