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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of daptomycin IV.

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Condition: Other
12/14/2013 8:59:05 PM

Reviewer: sprigger, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Had surgery on lower back L4 disc replacementfour stews and two rods. Healing good until about 6 wks after surgery. Started to have sever pain in surgery area. MIR found staph infection in surgery area. Gram stain after bone biopsy shoes staph. Hospital for a week and 6 wks daily treatments and one more to go and still have a reduced amount of pain. Will update this later

Condition: Other
7/7/2012 12:28:54 AM

Reviewer: demz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After 2 weeks of IV Vanco,for a infection in my knee following replacement surgery the doctor put me on this. The side effects are nasty, but within 3 days the incision began to heal and is doing very well.

Condition: Other
2/10/2011 5:25:29 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After breaking my leg in a car accident, surgery was performed and a metal rod screwed to the tibia to stabilize for healing. Several weeks later, a low level infection evolved of uncertain origins. Doctors agreed that it could be a reaction to one or more metals in the rod, and started Daptomycin to "buy time" for the leg to heal. I've been on it for about three weeks. So far, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/17/2010 9:01:43 PM

Reviewer: mcmuff, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Used this after being diagnosed with MRSA and nothing else worked, even in combination. This drug actually saved my life, though I was afraid of taking it due to a family history of kidney problems. Only real side fx were no appetite and now my hair is falling out (still, 4 months later), though may be from stress of illness and not med. I had a pic line for administration. Hated that the most.

Condition: Other
10/14/2009 8:58:46 PM

Reviewer: Roxanne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Prescribed for post-op bacterial infection in right leg. Infection cultured as ordinary skin flora and resulted in copious site drainage and an incision that would not heal. Dapto prescribed after two I%D procedures (in attempts to promote healing and kill off bacterial infection). Self-administered via IV infusion through midline port once daily. Nausea and that "sea sick" feeling o ... Show Full Comment

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