Cubicin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) daptomycin. On this page you will find out more about Cubicin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: daptomycin
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cubicin 350 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Cubicin is indicated for the treatment of adults and paediatric patients (1 to 17 years of age) with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) who require parenteral therapy and who have intolerance to alternative agents (especially penicillin allergy) or who have failed on other therapy, and when caused by organisms known to be susceptible to daptomycin.,Daptomycin is also indicated in adults for Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (bacteraemia), including right-sided native valve infective endocarditis (RIE), caused by methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates. The efficacy of daptomycin in patients with prosthetic heart valves or in left-sided endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus has not been demonstrated. In the setting of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), if a focus of infection is diagnosed as left-sided endocarditis after Cubicin therapy has been initiated, then consideration should be given to instituting alternative antibacterial therapy (see PRECAUTIONS).,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 coadministered with appropriate antibacterial agent(s). Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents. Daptomycin is not indicated for the treatment of pneumonia.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||pale yellow to light brown lyophilised cake.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
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