What is Daptomycin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cubicin

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Daptomycin is an antibiotic used to treat complicated skin and skin structure infections; blood infections caused by staphylococcus aureus; and endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) caused by methicillin-sensitive or resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 2 3
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 1 0
Optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis) 1 2
Osteomyelitis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Daptomycin

Side effect Patients
Continuous injection site itching after stopping 2 months ago 1
Headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking Daptomycin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Daptomycin

Duration

Stopped taking Daptomycin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Daptomycin.