Oritavancin

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Oritavancin is an injectable bactericidal antibiotic active against Staphylococcus aureus[1], Streptococcus spp. and Enterococcus faecalis[2]

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Dose

  • Single dose of 1,200 mg iv in adults

Interactions

Side effects

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Pharmacology

A semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide antibiotic that accumulates to high levels in lysosomes. It has a long half-life of about 195 hours and is slowly eliminated by the kidneys.

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