Streamlined administration

No recommended dosage adjustment for many patient populations1

DALVANCE is substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection in this age group.

Caution should be exercised when prescribing DALVANCE to patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B or C) as no data are available to determine the appropriate dosing in these patients.

Dosage in patients with normal or impaired renal function1

Estimated CrCl DALVANCE 1 DOSE DALVANCE 2 DOSE
≥30 mL/min or on
regular hemodialysis
1500 mg 1000 mg followed
1 week later by 500 mg
<30 mL/min and not on
regular hemodialysis
1125 mg 750 mg followed
1 week later by 375 mg

CrCl=creatinine clearance.

DALVANCE is administered as a 30-minute IV infusion.

Convenient dosing & storage One 1500 mg dose provides a full course of therapy, helping patients with ABSSSI move beyond daily IV treatment‡1

No PICC line requirements

  • Patients receiving daily IV outpatient therapy may require a PICC line
  • May avoid complications associated with PICC line insertion
  • Average cost of each PICC line placement is $8734

No therapeutic drug monitoring required

Low fluid volume1

  • Minimum total fluid volume required for one 1500 mg infusion is 300 mL
  • May be suitable for ABSSSI patients who also have fluid restrictions

Convenient storage and stability1

  • Diluted intravenous solution may be stored either refrigerated or at a controlled room temperature for up to 48 hours; do not freeze

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INDICATION & USAGE

DALVANCE® (dalbavancin) for injection is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant strains), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (including S. anginosus, S. intermedius, S. constellatus) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible strains).

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of DALVANCE and other antibacterial agents, DALVANCE should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contraindications

DALVANCE is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to dalbavancin.

Warnings and Precautions

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) and skin reactions have been reported with glycopeptide antibacterial agents, including DALVANCE. Exercise caution in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycopeptides due to the possibility of cross-sensitivity. If an allergic reaction occurs, treatment with DALVANCE should be discontinued.

Infusion-related Reactions

Rapid intravenous infusion of DALVANCE can cause reactions, including flushing of the upper body, urticaria, pruritus, and rash.

Hepatic Effects

ALT elevations with DALVANCE treatment were reported in clinical trials.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with nearly all systemic antibacterial agents, including DALVANCE, with severity ranging from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. Evaluate if diarrhea occurs.

Development of Drug-resistant Bacteria

Prescribing DALVANCE in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions in patients treated with DALVANCE were nausea (4.7%), headache (3.8%), and diarrhea (3.4%).

Use in Specific Populations

Please see Full Prescribing Information.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Contraindications

DALVANCE is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to dalbavancin.

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Warnings and Precautions

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) and skin reactions have been reported with glycopeptide antibacterial agents, including DALVANCE. Exercise caution in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycopeptides due to the possibility of cross-sensitivity. If an allergic reaction occurs, treatment with DALVANCE should be discontinued.

Infusion-related Reactions

Rapid intravenous infusion of DALVANCE can cause reactions, including flushing of the upper body, urticaria, pruritus, and rash.

Hepatic Effects

ALT elevations with DALVANCE treatment were reported in clinical trials.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with nearly all systemic antibacterial agents, including DALVANCE, with severity ranging from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. Evaluate if diarrhea occurs.

Development of Drug-resistant Bacteria

Prescribing DALVANCE in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions in patients treated with DALVANCE were nausea (4.7%), headache (3.8%), and diarrhea (3.4%).

Use in Specific Populations
  • There have been no adequate and well-controlled studies with DALVANCE in pregnant or nursing women. DALVANCE should only be used if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk in these populations.
  • In patients with renal impairment whose known creatinine clearance is less than 30 mL/min and who are not receiving regularly scheduled hemodialysis, the recommended regimen of DALVANCE is 1125 mg, administered as a single dose, or 750 mg followed one week later by 375 mg. No dosage adjustment is recommended for patients receiving regularly scheduled hemodialysis, and DALVANCE can be administered without regard to the timing of hemodialysis.
  • Caution should be exercised when prescribing DALVANCE to patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B or C) as no data are available to determine the appropriate dosing in these patients.

Please see Full Prescribing Information.