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Who should not receive telavancin?

People who are allergic to any of the ingredients in telavancin should not receive it. The medication has caused birth defects in test animals. Because of the risk of birth defects, pregnant women should not receive telavancin without first consulting their doctor. While receiving telavancin, unless you have not menstruated in more than 24 months, have passed menopause or have had your tubes tied or uterus removed, your doctor will ask that you use two methods of birth control in order to minimize the risks of becoming pregnant.

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