Tedizolid phosphate parenteral
- Drugs List
- Therapeutic Indications
- Precautions and Warnings
- Pregnancy and Lactation
- Side Effects
Parenteral formulations of tedizolid phosphate as tedizolid disodium phosphate.
Treatment of skin and skin structure infections
200mg once daily for 6 days.
200mg once daily for 6 days.
Additional Dosage Information
Patients initiated on parenteral tedizolid phosphate may be switched to the oral formulation when clinically indicated.
If a dose is missed it should be given to the patient any time up to 8 hours prior to the next scheduled dose. If there are less than 8 hours before the next scheduled dose, wait to administer the next scheduled dose. Avoid double dosing.
For intravenous infusion, to be administered over 60minutes.
Children under 18 years
Precautions and Warnings
Advise patient dizziness may affect ability to drive or operate machinery
Consult national/regional policy on the use of anti-infectives
Diabetic control may need adjustment
Perform blood counts on prolonged use of this treatment
Perform eye tests in any patient with vision change/ophthalmologic symptoms
Advise patient to report any blurred vision or any other eye symptoms
Consider C. difficile if diarrhoea occurs within 2 months of treatment
Discontinue therapy if marked diarrhoea occurs
Duration of treatment should not exceed 6 days
The manufacturer suggests alternative therapies should be considered when treating patients with neutropenia. The safety and efficacy of tedizolid phosphate in patients with neutrophil counts of less than 1000 cells per cubic millimetre have not been investigated. In an animal model of infection, the antibacterial activity of tedizolid phosphate was reduced in the absence of granulocytes. The clinical relevance of this finding is unknown.
Cases of thrombocytopenia have been observed when treatment lasted longer than the recommended duration. There may be an association with thrombocytopenia in patients with renal insufficiency.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Tedizolid phosphate is contraindicated during pregnancy.
The manufacturer recommends tedizolid phosphate should be avoided during pregnancy.
At the time of writing, there are no data from the use of tedizolid phosphate in pregnant women. Studies in mice and rats showed developmental effects.
Tedizolid phosphate is contraindicated during breastfeeding.
The manufacturer suggests a risk to the breastfeeding infant cannot be excluded. A decision must be made whether to discontinue breastfeeding or tedizolid phosphate taking into consideration the benefit of breastfeeding for the child and the benefit of therapy for the patient. The Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) suggests that if required, tedizolid phosphate is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, the infant should be monitored for possible gastrointestinal tract effects. Alternate therapy may be prefered because of the lack of published data.
At the time of writing, it is unknown whether tedizolid phosphate is excreted in human milk. Tedizolid phosphate is excreted in the milk of rats.
Candidiasis (mouth or throat)
Decreased glycaemic control in diabetes
Discomfort in limb
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Increase in serum transaminases
Reduced neutrophil count
Reduced platelet count
Respiratory tract infection
Weakness of the hands
White blood cell count decreased
Last Full Review Date: November 2019
Summary of Product Characteristics: Sivextro 200 mg powder for concentrate for infusion. Merck Sharp and Dohme. January 2021.
US National Library of Medicine. Toxicology Data Network. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed).
Available at: https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
Tedizolid. Last revised: 04 September 2014.
Last accessed: 21 August 2017.
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