Data from EMA (European Medicines Agency) - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 19 April 2018

Indication(s)

Daptomycin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults.
- Adult patients with complicated skin and soft-tissue infections (cSSTI).
- Adult patients with right-sided infective endocarditis (RIE) due to Staphylococcus aureus. It is recommended that the decision to use daptomycin should take into account the antibacterial susceptibility of the organism and should be based on expert advice.
- Adult patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) when associated with RIE or with cSSTI.

Daptomycin is active against Gram positive bacteria only. In mixed infections where Gram negative and/or certain types of anaerobic bacteria are suspected, daptomycin should be co-administered with appropriate antibacterial agent(s).

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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Category Value
Agency product number EMEA/H/C/004310
Orphan designation No
Date First Approved 22-03-2017
Type Medicinal product on medical prescription for renewable delivery
Marketing authorisation holder Hospira UK Limited