|What is Cubicin used for?
Cubicin is an antibiotic medicine used in adults to
treat complicated skin infections caused by certain strains of
bacteria. Cubicin is given by an intravenous infusion (I.V.)
into a vein. Cubicin is not for the treatment of pneumonia.
Cubicin has not been studied in children under 18 years of
Who should not be treated with Cubicin?
Do not use Cubicin if you are allergic to Cubicin or
any of its ingredients.
Special Warnings with Cubicin:
Cubicin may cause serious muscle damage. Your doctor
may do blood tests to check for muscle damage while you are on
Cubicin. If you get muscle pain or weakness, especially in
your arms or legs, while on Cubicin, tell your doctor right
Cubicin may affect nerve conduction. Tell your
doctor if you get tingling, numbness, burning, increased
sensitivity, weakness or any unusual feelings in your body
while on Cubicin.
Cubicin, like other antibiotic medicines may cause
pseudomembranous colitis, an overgrowth of other bacteria in
your colon. Tell your doctor right away if you get diarrhea.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
- have or had kidney problems
- are pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, or
Tell your health care provider about all the
medicines you take, including prescription and
non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Cubicin and other medicines may affect each other, causing
serious side effects. Especially tell your health care
provider if you take:
- tobramycin, another antibiotic
- warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner
- medicines called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors,
which lower cholesterol
What are some possible side effects of Cubicin
(This list is NOT a complete list of side effects
reported with Cubicin. Your health care provider can discuss
with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Some common side effects with Cubicin include:
- injection site reactions
For more detailed information about Cubicin, ask your
health care provider or pharmacist.