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Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D. BCPS
Pediatric Dosing Author: Alice Jenh Hsu, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
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  • Complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria (S. aureus including MRSA, S. pyogenes, other Strep species [S. agalactiae, S. anginosusgroup], or vancomycin sensitive E. faecalis).
  • HAP and VAP caused by susceptible isolates of S. aureus.
    • It should be reserved for use when alternative agents are not suitable.


  • S. aureus bacteremia and right-sided endocarditis randomized trial comparing telavancin with standard therapy is under way (NCT02208063)

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Last updated: October 2, 2018


Avdic, Edina, and Paul A Pham. "Telavancin." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2018. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540538/6/Telavancin.
Avdic E, Pham PA. Telavancin. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2018. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540538/6/Telavancin. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Avdic, E., & Pham, P. A. (2018). Telavancin. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540538/6/Telavancin
Avdic E, Pham PA. Telavancin [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2018. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540538/6/Telavancin.
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