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What is Telavancin (injection)?

Telavancin is a type of injected lipoglycopeptide antibiotic that is used to treat serious skin infections. As an antibiotic, it is effective only against bacterial infections and not viral or fungal infections. It is usually administered through a slow intravenous drip over the course of an hour, once a day, for one to two weeks. Telavancin is prescribed under the brand name Vibativ.

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