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What are the risks of receiving Cubicin?

You and your doctor must consider all potential risks and benefits before the decision is made to prescribe Cubicin. You may have an allergic reaction to Cubicin that could be serious. Cubicin commonly causes mild diarrhea, but sometimes leads to pseudomembranous colitis, a severe form of diarrhea marked by bloody stools, stomach pain and cramps. Receiving Cubicin for a long time or for more than one treatment cycle, as well as stopping your treatment before all of your Cubicin is gone, may let bacteria grow resistant to the drug and make it harder for your doctor to treat you. Children under a year of age shouldn't be given Cubicin, because there is a potential risk of problems involving the muscles or nerves. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should speak to their doctors regarding this medication, since it may harm a developing fetus or pass through breast milk to a nursing infant.
 

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