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 +Daptomycin (DAP-toe-mye-sin) belongs to the family of medicines called [[antibiotics]]. Antibiotics are medicines used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing [[bacteria]] or preventing their growth. Daptomycin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
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 +Daptomycin is used to treat complicated [[skin]] [[infection]]s.
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 +This medicine is available only with your doctor'​s prescription,​ in the following dosage forms:
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 +Parenteral ​
 +Injection (U.S.) ​
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 +**What other drugs will affect daptomycin?​**
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 +Before taking daptomycin, talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
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 +a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
 +tobramycin (Nebcin); or
 +cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol),​ fluvastatin (Lescol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), or cerivastatin (Baycol).
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 +This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with daptomycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
  
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