Adults with moderate to severe kidney disease who are using telavancin to treat serious lung infections may be at an increased risk for death. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for lung infections, with your doctor.
Telavancin may cause or worsen kidney problems. Problems are more likely to occur if you have heart failure, kidney disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Kidney function tests must be performed before you start treatment, during treatment, and after you finish treatment to check for kidney problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of kidney problems such as a change in the amount of urine.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Your doctor may order a pregnancy test before starting this medication. You should not become pregnant while using telavancin. Telavancin may harm an unborn baby. Women of childbearing age should ask about reliable forms of birth control while using this medication and for 2 days after the last dose. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of this medication.
How to use Telavancin Solution, Reconstituted (Recon Soln)
This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 60 minutes. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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