Daptomycin for injection (Cubicin) is indicated for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections and Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections.
Medication Pearl of the Day: Daptomycin for Injection (Cubicin)
Indication: Cubicin is a lipopeptide antibacterial indicated for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) in adult and pediatric patients aged 1 to 17 years of age and for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, or bacteremia, in adult patients—including those with right-sided infective endocarditis—and in pediatric patients aged 1 to 17 years.
Highlights of Prescribing Information. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; 2022. Accessed August 5, 2022. cubicin_pi.pdf (merck.com)