Posted from: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:49 PM - Present

Vibativ Receives New Indication

May 6, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for Vibativ® (telavancin), an antibacterial drug manufactured by Theravance Biopharma.  It is now indication for S. aureus bacteremia (S. aureus bacteria in the blood) among patients using it for one of its other indications. Vibativ was originally was approved in 2009 to treat adult patients who have complicated skin and skin structure infections. In 2013, Vibativ was approved as an alternative to vancomycin for treating hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia that is caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and that does not respond to other antibacterial drugs. A boxed warning on its label cautions that it should not be administered to patients who have decreased kidney function or to women who are pregnant.

 

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