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John A Bosso, Anthony M Casapao, Jonathan Edwards, Kenneth Klinker, Christopher McCoy, David P Nicolau, Katherine K Perez, Andrew Marcarelli, Deeksha Dua
This article was written with the aim to establish a consensus clinical pathway for long-acting lipoglycopeptide antibiotics such as oritavancin (Orbactiv®) and dalbavancin (Dalvance®) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Seven infectious diseases pharmacy specialists from a variety of facilities across the United States (US) participated in a roundtable discussion to consider the use of newer single-dose long-acting lipoglycopeptides, and integrate them into clinical pathways for ABSSSI...
October 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Jacob Mattox, Paul Belliveau, Cheryl Durand
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, microbiologic profile, dosage and administration, safety, clinical efficacy, and potential place in therapy for the new lipoglycopetide, oritavancin. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE and PubMed searches of available literature in English were conducted for oritavancin. Principal supplementary sources include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) package insert, and FDA/European Medicines Agency guidances on acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI)...
February 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Yahiya Y Syed, Lesley J Scott
Oritavancin (Orbactiv(®)) is a new generation lipoglycopeptide approved for use in adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). It is administered as a single 1200 mg intravenous infusion over 3 h. In phase 3 trials in adult patients with ABSSSI, oritavancin was noninferior to vancomycin in terms of a composite outcome (cessation of spreading or reduction in the size of the baseline lesion, absence of fever and no rescue antibacterials required; primary endpoint) assessed at an US FDA-recommended early timepoint of 48-72 h after initiation of treatment...
November 2015: Drugs
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January 5, 2015: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Anthony Markham
Oritavancin (Orbactiv(®)) is a lipoglycopeptide antibacterial drug with activity against Gram-positive bacteria developed by The Medicines Company as a single-dose treatment for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). The drug received its first global approval for this indication in the US in August 2014, and is under regulatory review in the EU. This article summarises the milestones in the development of oritavancin leading to this first approval for the treatment of ABSSSIs caused by Gram-positive bacteria...
October 2014: Drugs
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