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Daptomycin is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections

How it works

Daptomycin stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Nausea, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Abdominal pain, Altered sleep, Anemia, Anxiety, Fungal infection, Constipation, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Rash, Itching, Skin redness, Abdominal bloating, Swelling of abdomen, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting, Weakness

Available Medicine

  • ₹5019
    Novartis India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4100
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4228
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4650
    Gland Pharma Limited
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4577
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4190
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹4545
    Fusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Do not skip any dose or discontinue this medicine, as it may increase your chances of developing drug resistance.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms of serious allergic reaction, such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, neck and throat, rashes and hives, fever; any unusual tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, loss of feeling or difficulties with movements; bloody or watery diarrhea; signs of eosinophilic pneumonia such as new or worsening fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
  • This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests (especially blood clotting test).
  • Your doctor will perform blood tests to monitor the health of your muscles both before you start treatment and frequently during treatment with daptomycin.

Frequently asked questions



Is daptomycin a penicillin/ nephrotoxic/ bactericidal/ a vesicant/an aminoglycoside/ vancomycin/ dialyzable/ bacteriostatic/ a macrolide/ latex free?
Daptomycin is not a penicillin, vancomycin, aminoglycoside, macrolide. It is a bactericidal not bacteriostatic agent. It shows slight nephrotoxicity. It is a vesicant and is latex free


Does daptomycin cover methicillin- resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)/ pseudomonas/ streptococcus/anaerobes/ klebsiella?
Daptomycin exhibits rapid, bactericidal activity against Gram-positive organisms including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus and isolates resistant to methicillin (MRSA), vancomycin, and linezolid


Does daptomycin cross the blood-brain barrier/penetrate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)?
Daptomycin does not cross the blood-brain barrier or penetrate CSF

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Does daptomycin cause renal failure?
Daptomycin may result in renal toxicity in some cases


Does daptomycin dialyzed out?
Yes. Daptomycin can be dialyzed out.

Content on this page was last updated on 17 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)