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Cubicin

What is Cubicin

Cubicin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.

Cubicin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin and underlying skin structures.

Cubicin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

General medical information about Cubicin

In some cases, Cubicin has been reported to cause damage to the muscles and/or nerves. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, or numbness or tingling. These may be early signs of muscle or nerve problems.

What you should find out before taking Cubicin

Do not take Cubicin without first talking to your doctor if you have
- kidney disease; or
- nerve or muscle problems.

You may not be able to take Cubicin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Cubicin is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Cubicin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether passes into breast milk. Do not take Cubicin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should take Cubicin

Cubicin is intended for administration by intravenous (into a vein) injection. Cubicin is usually administered by a healthcare provider.

If you are using Cubicin at home, your healthcare provider will give you detailed instructions regarding preparation, administration, and storage of the medication.

Your healthcare provider will store Cubicin as directed by the manufacturer.

If you miss a dose:

Since the medication will be administered by a healthcare provider, missing a dose should not occur. Contact your doctor if a dose is missed.

What happens if you overdose:

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of Cubicin is suspected.

Symptoms of a Cubicin overdose are not known.

Avoid while taking Cubicin

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking Cubicin unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Possible side effects of Cubicin

In some cases, Cubicin has been reported to cause damage to the muscles and/or nerves. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, or numbness or tingling. These may be early signs of muscle or nerve problems.

If you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives), stop taking Cubicin and seek emergency medical attention.

Other, less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to take Cubicin and talk to your doctor if you experience
- skin itching or rash;
- redness, discomfort, or irritation at the injection site;
- nausea; or
- diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Cubicin

Before taking Cubicin, talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- warfarin (Coumadin);
- tobramycin (Nebcin); or
- an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altocor, Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor).

You may not be able to take Cubicin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Cubicin. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor during treatment with Cubicin.

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