Advertisement

How does Cubicin treat bacterial skin infections?

The active ingredient in Cubicin, daptomycin, works by interfering with the bacterial cell wall by indirectly inhibiting the production of proteins, DNA and RNA. This kills the susceptible bacteria, especially those that typically cause skin infections. It is administered by injection.

Continue Learning about Antibiotic

6 Ailments That Call for an Antibiotic
6 Ailments That Call for an Antibiotic
When it comes to a lingering case of the sniffles, your first instinct may still be to run to the family doctor for an antibiotic to knock them out. ...
Read More
FDA Issues Stronger Warning for Common Antibiotics
FDA Issues Stronger Warning for Common Antibiotics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now requiring stronger warnings on the labels and medication guides for a class of commonly prescribed ...
Read More
Who should not use an antibiotic ointment?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
People with sensitive skin or who are unsure of what the rash is should avoid topical antibiotic...
More Answers
What is an antibiotic ointment?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
An antibiotic ointment is an oil-based preparation that fights bacteria on the skin. For example...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.