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Dalvance (Generic Dalbavancin Injection)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

The skin infection drug dalabavancin injection is used to treat bacterial skin infections. The drug dalbavancin belongs to the group of drugs known as lipoglycopeptide antibiotics. It eliminates bacteria to operate.

In contrast to antibiotics like dalbavancin, viruses that cause colds, the flu, and other diseases cannot be eradicated. Antibiotic overuse raises the likelihood that you’ll get an infection later on that is resistant to antibiotic therapy.

How should this medicine be used?

In a hospital or clinic, a doctor or nurse will administer a dalbavancin injection intravenously (into a vein) over the course of 30 minutes after mixing the powder with solution. It is frequently administered in a single dose or twice weekly.

Upon getting an injection of dalbavancin, you can have an adverse reaction. If you have any of the following symptoms while taking dalbavancin: sudden reddening of the face, neck, or upper chest; itching; rash; or hives, call your doctor right once. Until your symptoms are better, your doctor can reduce or stop the infusion.

After obtaining treatment with dalbavancin injection, you should start to feel better. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away or get worse.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or chemist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving dalbavancin injection,

  • If you have an allergy to dalbavancin, oritavancin (Orbactiv), telavancin (Vibativ), vancomycin (Vancocin), any other medications, or any of the chemicals in dalbavancin injection, let your doctor and chemist know right once. Get a list of the ingredients from your chemist.
  • Inform your doctor and chemist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are receiving hemodialysis therapy, have kidney or liver disease, or have ever had one of these conditions (treatment to remove waste from the blood when the kidneys are not working).
  • Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to become pregnant, or are already expectant. Call your doctor if you get pregnant while having a dalbavancin injection.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Call your doctor as soon as possible if you fail to keep a dalbavancin appointment.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from dalbavancin injection are possible. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Certain adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor right away if you encounter any of these symptoms, or seek emergency care:

  • Hives, rash, itching, breathing or swallowing issues, and more
  • Severe diarrhoea (bloody or watery stools), which may or may not be accompanied by fever and cramping (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)

Further negative effects from dalbavancin injection are possible. If you have any strange side effects while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

In case of emergency/overdose

Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Moreover, information can be found online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Dalvance®
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