Daptomycin

DAPTOMYCIN- daptomycin injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
Hospira, Inc.

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

1.1 Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI)

Daptomycin for Injection is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes , Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis , and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin susceptible isolates only).

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

1.2 Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections (Bacteremia) in Adult Patients, Including Those with Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis, Caused by Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant Isolates

Daptomycin for Injection is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (bacteremia), including adult patients with right-sided infective endocarditis, caused by methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates.

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

1.4 Limitations of Use

Daptomycin for Injection is not indicated for the treatment of pneumonia.

Daptomycin for Injection is not indicated for the treatment of left-sided infective endocarditis due to S. aureus. The clinical trial of Daptomycin for Injection in adult patients with S. aureus bloodstream infections included limited data from patients with left-sided infective endocarditis; outcomes in these patients were poor [see Clinical Trials (14.2)]. Daptomycin for Injection has not been studied in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis.

Daptomycin for Injection is not recommended in pediatric patients younger than 1 year of age due to the risk of potential effects on muscular, neuromuscular, and/or nervous systems (either peripheral and/or central) observed in neonatal dogs [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5) and Nonclinical Toxicology (13.2)].

1.5 Usage

Appropriate specimens for microbiological examination should be obtained in order to isolate and identify the causative pathogens and to determine their susceptibility to daptomycin.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Daptomycin for Injection and other antibacterial drugs, Daptomycin for Injection should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

When culture and susceptibility information is available, it should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy. Empiric therapy may be initiated while awaiting test results.

2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Important Administration Duration Instructions

Adults

Administer the appropriate volume of the reconstituted Daptomycin for Injection (concentration of 50 mg/mL) to adult patients intravenously either by injection over a two (2) minute period or by intravenous infusion over a thirty (30) minute period [see Dosage and Administration (2.2, 2.4, 2.7)].

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

2.2 Dosage in Adults for cSSSI

Administer Daptomycin for Injection 4 mg/kg to adult patients intravenously in 0.9% sodium chloride injection once every 24 hours for 7 to 14 days.

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

2.4 Dosage in Adult Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections (Bacteremia), Including Those with Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis, Caused by Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant Isolates

Administer Daptomycin for Injection 6 mg/kg to adult patients intravenously in 0.9% sodium chloride injection once every 24 hours for 2 to 6 weeks. There are limited safety data for the use of Daptomycin for Injection for more than 28 days of therapy. In the Phase 3 trial, there were a total of 14 adult patients who were treated with Daptomycin for Injection for more than 28 days.

Pediatric use information is approved for Merck & Co., Inc.’s Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). However, due to Merck & Co., Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

2.6 Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment

Adult Patients:

No dosage adjustment is required in adult patients with creatinine clearance (CLCR ) greater than or equal to 30 mL/min. The recommended dosage regimen for Daptomycin for Injection in adult patients with CLCR less than 30 mL/min, including adult patients on hemodialysis or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), is 4 mg/kg (cSSSI) or 6 mg/kg (S. aureus bloodstream infections) once every 48 hours (Table 3). When possible, Daptomycin for Injection should be administered following the completion of hemodialysis on hemodialysis days [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2, 5.8), Use in Specific Populations (8.6), andClinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Table 3: Recommended Dosage of Daptomycin for Injection in Adult Patients
*
When possible, administer Daptomycin for Injection following the completion of hemodialysis on hemodialysis days.

Creatinine Clearance (CLCR )

Dosage Regimen in Adults

cSSSI

S. aureus

Bloodstream Infections

Greater than or equal to 30 mL/min

4 mg/kgonce every 24 hours

6 mg/kgonce every 24 hours

Less than 30 mL/min, including hemodialysis and CAPD

4 mg/kgonce every 48 hours *

6 mg/kg once every 48 hours *

Pediatric Patients:

The dosage regimen for Daptomycin for Injection in pediatric patients with renal impairment has not been established.

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