Compare daptomycin vs. Bactrim
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats bacterial infections.
Cubicin (daptomycin) is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections. It can be given at home, but you will have to be taught how to inject it correctly.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.
3.6/ 5 average rating with 473 reviewsforBactrim
- Cubicin (daptomycin) is good at treating severe and complicated bacterial infections.
- It is able to kill bacteria that have resistance to other antibiotics.
- Most people who take Cubicin (daptomycin) have few side effects.
- You usually only need to take it once a day.
- Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
- Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
- Cubicin (daptomycin) is usually only given for extremely serious infections that haven't responded to other antibiotics.
- Cubicin (daptomycin) can cause muscle aches and weakness, which can lead to kidney problems.
- You might need to have more blood tests done while taking Cubicin (daptomycin).
- Like most antibiotics, it is common to have diarrhea when taking this medicine.
- While Cubicin (daptomycin) is generic, it is usually very expensive.
- Makes you sensitive to the sun.
- Can upset your stomach
- Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
- May cause birth defects
- Skin infections
- Blood infection
- Bone infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Traveler's diarrhea
- Inner ear infection
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pneumonia in HIV
- Pneumonia prevention in HIV
- Uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Prevention of urinary tract infections
- Treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDs patients
- Treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections in transplant patients
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9possible side effects
- Abnormal liver tests3%
- Muscle damage3%
- Urinary tract infection2%
- Low blood pressure2%
- Shortness of breath2%
The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Allergic reaction
- Allergy to antibiotics
- Muscle pain & kidney damage
- History of kidney problems
- Taking statins to lower cholesterol
- Taking Cubicin (daptomycin) for at least 2 to 4 weeks
- Nerve damage
- Harm to fetus
- Lower kidney function
- Taking other medicines that lower kidney function