Dalvance

(dalbavancin)

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Treats bacterial skin infections.

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Dalvance (dalbavancin) is an injectable antibiotic that's given as 1 or 2 doses for skin infections.

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Quick facts about Dalvance
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Dalvance (dalbavancin) is the only 1 dose, 30-minute IV antibiotic that provides a full course of outpatient treatment for skin infections caused by certain bacteria.
  • Dalvance (dalbavancin) doses don’t add a lot of fluid to your body, which is good for people with heart failure or those who are fluid restricted.
  • You won't need to get blood tests to monitor Dalvance (dalbavancin) levels.
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Downsides

  • Dalvance (dalbavancin) is only available as an injection.
  • You might get a reaction (skin flushing/redness, itching, rash) if it's given too quickly (under 30 minutes).
  • It’s not available in generic.
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How it works

Dalvance (dalbavancin) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

Quick facts about Dalvance
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Dalvance (dalbavancin) for Skin infections

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Dalvance (dalbavancin)

From 1778 clinical trials of Dalvance when taken for skin infections
  • Nausea
    6%6%
  • Headache
    5%5%
  • Diarrhea
    4%4%
  • Vomiting
    3%3%
  • Rash
    3%3%
  • Itchiness
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Dalvance (dalbavancin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to antibiotics

    Dalvance (dalbavancin) can cause a severe allergic reaction; however, this is rare. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to antibiotics. If you get a rash, itchy skin, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face or mouth while taking Dalvance (dalbavancin), talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

Common concerns from people taking Dalvance (dalbavancin)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. You might need to get a lower dose of Dalvance (dalbavancin).