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What are side effects for daptomycin (Cubicin)?

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is an antibiotic injected in the vein by a qualified medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse. So you will be monitored closely. Side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Extreme feelings of exhaustion or tiredness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Pale skin
  • Mental confusion
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Numbness, burning or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Severe diarrhea with bloody or watery bowel movements (may occur up to two months after treatment)
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing or any problems breathing

Other less serious side effects may be more common. Some of these might resolve on their own.

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • If you notice unusual or increased sweating
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Redness, pain or swelling at the injection site
  • Stomach pain
  • Unusual weight gain

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