Orbactiv injection is an antibiotic used for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults. This drug kills bacteria by interfering with their cell wall synthesis.
This drug is not effective against viral infections. This drug is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your healthcare professional.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Orbactiv, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.
Studies in children regarding the correlation of age to the effects of oritavancin injection have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established.
Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of oritavancin injection.
Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate.
Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as allergy to glycopeptide, diarrhea, or osteomyelitis.
the feeling of warmth or redness on your upper body while you are receiving this drug
This drug may cause diarrhea which may occur 2 months or more after you stop using this drug. Do not take any drug to treat diarrhea without first checking with your healthcare professional.
If you have any questions or if mild diarrhea continues or gets worse, check with your healthcare professional. Tell your healthcare professional immediately if you have increased bone pain. This may be a symptom of osteomyelitis.
5 Potential Side Effects
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Orbactiv. Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.
Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as:
watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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