Eravacycline injection used to treat infections of the abdomen (stomach area). Eravacycline injection is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that cause infection.
Antibiotics such as eravacycline injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Eravacycline comes as a powder to be mixed with fluid and injected into a vein. It is usually given over a period of 60 minutes once every 12 hours for 4 to 14 days. The length of treatment is will depend on your condition and how your body responds to the medication.
You may receive eravacycline injection in a hospital or you may use the medication at home. If you will be using eravacycline injection at home, your healthcare provider will show you how to infuse the medication. Be sure that you understand these directions, and ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions. Ask your healthcare provider what to do if you have any problems infusing eravacycline injection.
You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with eravacycline. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor.
Use eravacycline until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. If you stop using eravacycline too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before receiving eravacycline injection,
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
Eravacycline may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
Eravacycline injection may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while receiving this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( Web Site ) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at Web Site. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to eravacycline injection.
If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish eravacycline injection, call your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
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Selected Revisions: November 15, 2018.