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Halle Utter
Daptomycin - peripheral or central
Anyone have a policy for administration of Daptomycin (Cubicin)?  I can't find it on the vesicant/irritant list or on the new drug list that gives pH & osmolality.  For a 2-6 week course of almost anything I prefer PICCs, but this particular patient has a midline only.  I don't think this is acceptable for longterm.  Feedback?  Thanks so much.
Recently, I had a similar
Recently, I had a similar discussion with a local sales rep for this company at a conference. He did not provide the requested information for pH and osmolarity. My 2008 edition of Intravenous Medications also does not list the pH as it does for other drugs. I am not aware of any published reports of tissue injury with extravasation but there may not have been enough time for those cases to get published yet. So I do not have an answer to this question yet and hope someone else does. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

Robbin George
I called the manufacturer
I called the manufacturer (Cubist Pharmaceuticals) and was given the following information--Daptomycin/Cubicin Ph 4-5 Osmolarity 364--Also remember it is incompatible with Dextrose

Robbin George RN VA-BC

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