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Vibativ Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is telavancin (Vibativ)?
- What are the possible side effects of telavancin (Vibativ)?
- What is the most important information I should know about telavancin (Vibativ)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using telavancin (Vibativ)?
- How is telavancin given (Vibativ)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vibativ)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vibativ)?
- What should I avoid while using telavancin (Vibativ)?
- What other drugs will affect telavancin (Vibativ)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vibativ)?
Contact your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Vibativ)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, increased thirst, vomiting, swelling, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while using telavancin (Vibativ)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, stop taking this medication and call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect telavancin (Vibativ)?
Telavancin can be harmful to the kidneys, and this effect is increased when telavancin is used together with other medicines that can harm the kidneys. Before using telavancin, tell your doctor if you are receiving chemotherapy, or using medicines to treat a bowel disorder, medication to prevent organ transplant rejection, antiviral medications, pain or arthritis medicines, a diuretic (water pill), or any other injected antibiotics.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Arelan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as dolasetron (Anzemet) or ondansetron (Zofran);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- narcotic medication such as levomethadyl (Orlaam), or methadone (Dolophine, Methadose).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with telavancin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about telavancin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Vibativ Information
- Vibativ Drug Interactions Center: telavancin iv
- Vibativ Side Effects Center
- Vibativ Overview including Precautions
- Vibativ FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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