Telavancin Injection Found to Cause Birth Defects in Animals
Telavancin injections have not been studied in pregnant women, but it is
possible that they may cause birth defects in babies whose mothers received
Telavancin injection during pregnancy. According to the FDA, Telavancin
injections should not be used while pregnant, or if the patient plans
to become pregnant, unless your doctor decides that Telavancin injections
are the best treatment for your infection.
If you are able to become pregnant, it is advised to have a pregnancy test
before beginning treatment with a Telavancin injection. During treatment
patients are advised to use an effective form of birth control for the
entire length of treatment with Telavancin injections.
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If you or someone you know becomes pregnant while using Telavancin injection,
call the treating doctor immediately. Pregnant patients who have taken
Telavancin injections should also consider taking part in the VIBATIV
Pregnancy Registry (study to learn how Telavancin injection affects pregnancy
Call Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs
for more information on Telavancin injections at (713) 489-6566.
Telavancin is an Antibiotic Medication
Telavancin is an antibiotic medication effective against organisms like
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The most common reason
to prescribe Telavancin injections is to treat MRSA. Such infections can
be very aggressive and hard to treat. Hospitalized patients can be vulnerable
to MRSA because their immune systems may be weakened and may be less able
to fight off infections. The Telavancin is available for injection through
an intravenous line or catheter.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Telavancin, as the medication
can cause birth defects and other problems. If a patient is pregnant,
a doctor can prescribe a more appropriate medication or discuss options;
in some cases, the risks of not medicating may be higher than those associated
with using the medication. Patients who become pregnant while on Telavancin
should discuss the matter with an obstetrician to get advice on whether
they need to take any special steps to safeguard the health of the pregnancy.
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