What is daptomycin (Cubicin)?

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is an antibiotic injected in the vein by a qualified medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse. It is in the class of antibiotics known as the cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics. It is given to fight blood or skin infections, and even some types of pneumonia. It is usually only given in hospitals or at outpatient health services, but it may be given in a home health-care setting.

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