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Vibativ (Telavancin Hydrochloride) - Summary



  • Patients with pre-existing moderate/severe renal impairment (CrCl ≤ 50 mL/min) who were treated with VIBATIV for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia/ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia had increased mortality observed versus vancomycin. Use of VIBATIV in patients with pre-existing moderate/severe renal impairment (CrCl≤ 50 mL/min) should be considered only when the anticipated benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) ].
  • Nephrotoxicity: New onset or worsening renal impairment has occurred. Monitor renal function in all patients [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3) ].
  • Women of childbearing potential should have a serum pregnancy test prior to administration of VIBATIV [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4), Use in Specific Populations (8.1) ].
  • Avoid use of VIBATIV during pregnancy unless the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk to the fetus [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4), Use in Specific Populations (8.1) ].
  • Adverse developmental outcomes observed in 3 animal species at clinically relevant doses raise concerns about potential adverse developmental outcomes in humans [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4), Use in Specific Populations ( 8.1 ) ]


VIBATIV contains telavancin hydrochloride (Figure 1), a lipoglycopeptide antibacterial that is a synthetic derivative of vancomycin.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of VIBATIV and other antibacterial drugs, VIBATIV should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

Combination therapy may be clinically indicated if the documented or presumed pathogens include Gram-negative organisms.

Appropriate specimens for bacteriological examination should be obtained in order to isolate and identify the causative pathogens and to determine their susceptibility to telavancin. VIBATIV may be initiated as empiric therapy before results of these tests are known.

Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

VIBATIV is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus), or Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).


VIBATIV is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP), caused by susceptible isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates). VIBATIV should be reserved for use when alternative treatments are not suitable.

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Published Studies Related to Vibativ (Telavancin)

Telavancin versus vancomycin for hospital-acquired pneumonia due to gram-positive pathogens. [2011.01.01]
BACKGROUND: Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide bactericidal against gram-positive pathogens... CONCLUSIONS: The primary end point of the studies was met, indicating that telavancin is noninferior to vancomycin on the basis of clinical response in the treatment of HAP due to gram-positive pathogens.

Telavancin versus vancomycin for hospital-acquired pneumonia due to gram-positive pathogens. [2011]
pathogens... CONCLUSIONS: The primary end point of the studies was met, indicating that

ATLAS trials: efficacy and safety of telavancin compared with vancomycin for the treatment of skin infections. [2010.12]
Telavancin is an injectable lipoglycopeptide that is bactericidal in vitro against staphylococci, streptococci and vancomycin-susceptible enterococci. Telavancin inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by interfering with the synthesis of peptidoglycan, and binds to the bacterial membrane and disrupts membrane barrier function...

Effect of Telavancin on the pharmacokinetics of the cytochrome P450 3A probe substrate midazolam: a randomized, double-blind, crossover study in healthy subjects. [2010.02]
CONCLUSION: These pharmacokinetic data show that intravenous telavancin administered at the intended therapeutic dose does not affect the pharmacokinetics of intravenous midazolam. The results indicate that telavancin is unlikely to inhibit hepatic CYP3A activity to a clinically meaningful extent.

Lack of pharmacokinetic drug interactions following concomitant administration of telavancin with aztreonam or piperacillin/tazobactam in healthy participants. [2009.07]
This randomized crossover study in healthy participants assessed pharmacokinetic interactions between telavancin, aztreonam, and piperacillin/tazobactam... Administration of aztreonam or piperacillin/tazobactam with telavancin had no clinically significant effect on the pharmacokinetic disposition of any of these drugs.

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Clinical Trials Related to Vibativ (Telavancin)

VIBATIV Pregnancy Registry [Recruiting]
The purpose of this registry is to evaluate the outcome of pregnancy in women exposed to VIBATIV at any time during pregnancy. There are no mandated physician visits for the registry.

Effect of Dialysis on the Pharmacokinetics of Telavancin in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 [Recruiting]
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD5) patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis are at an increased risk for developing bloodstream infections. Vancomycin is traditionally used as first-line therapy for treating these infections, but the emergence of less-susceptible bacterial strains necessitates the consideration of alternative antibiotic therapy. Telavancin is a new antibiotic that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against gram-positive bacteria, including vancomycin-intermediate staphylococcus aureus. While dosing recommendations for telavancin are available for patients with normal kidney function, there are no published recommendations for CKD5 patients receiving hemodialysis. A pharmacokinetic study is needed to characterize the pharmacokinetic parameters of telavancin in these patients to determine the extent of drug removal by hemodialysis and to establish dosing recommendations for CKD5 patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

Safety and Efficacy of Telavancin [Active, not recruiting]
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if Vibativ (telavancin) can help to control blood stream infections (BSIs). The safety of this treatment will also be studied. Objectives: Evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Telavancin given for treatment of gram positive bacteremia in cancer patients (including neutropenics).

An Open-Label Study of the Pharmacokinetics of a Single Dose of Telavancin in Pediatric Subjects Aged 1 to 17 Years [Recruiting]
This is a multicenter, open-label, single-dose pharmacokinetic (PK) study. Infants, children, and adolescents will receive a single 10 mg/kg dose of telavancin infused intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes

A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Renal Function on the Biological Activity of Telavancin [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of renal function on the biological activity of telavancin using blood samples obtained from subjects with normal renal function, severe renal impairment, and end stage renal disease.

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Reports of Suspected Vibativ (Telavancin) Side Effects

Chills (3)Blood Glucose Increased (3)Vomiting (3)Nausea (3)Tremor (3)Muscle Spasms (2)Extravasation (2)Electrocardiogram QT Prolonged (1)Disease Progression (1)Death (1)more >>

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