Generic Name(s): daptomycin
Drug Class: Lipopeptide Antibiotics
Treats: Skin Infection, Skin Structure Infection
Cubicin (daptomycin) is an antibiotic used to fight infections in the body. The drug targets the bacteria cell membrane functions. Breaking through the cell membrane, kills the bacteria and prevents it from spreading.
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Cubicin is used to treat skin and skin structure infections. The drug targets the bacteria in the body and prevents it from spreading. Typically, it is prescribed to treat Gram-positive infections.
Cubicin treats skin and skin structure infections, including MRSA and MSSA. The prescription drug targets these cell membranes and forces them to break, killing the bacteria.
Below you will find the different uses for Cubicin:
- Skin Infections
- Skin Structure Infection
Cubicin dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Cubicin is given intravenously. Follow your medical professional's directions for best results.
- Adults: 4mg/kg to 6mg/kg intravenously once a day
Cubicin Side Effects
While taking Cubicin, individuals may experience different side effects. Note, not all side effects are listed here. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor immediately or seek medical attention.
More Common Cubicin Side Effects:
- Discoloration of the skin
- Warmth at injection site
Less Common Cubicin Side Effects:
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Weight gain
- Tingling in hands or feet
If combined with other medications, individuals may experience serious side effects. Consult with your doctor before taking Cubicin. Below is a list of drugs that have been known to interact with Cubicin. Note, this list does not include all possible drug interactions.