Trials Included ABSSSI Patients With Significant Lesions1,2

Abscess on Shoulder Cellulitis/Erysipelas on Arm Wound Infection on Upper Arm
  • Patients evaluated had infection surrounded by erythema with a minimum total lesion surface area of at least 75 cm2, which were suspected or documented to be associated with a Gram-positive pathogen1,2
  • Patients also exhibited at least 1 of the following regional or systemic signs of infection1,2:
  • Lymphadenopathy, fever, white blood cell count >10,000 cells/mm3 or <4000 cells/mm3, or ≥10% immature neutrophils
  • The median infection area for patients treated with SIVEXTRO® (tedizolid phosphate) was 188 cm2 in ESTABLISH 1 and 231 cm2 in ESTABLISH 2
ABSSSI=acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
1. Prokocimer P, De Anda C, Fang E, et al. Tedizolid phosphate vs linezolid for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections: the ESTABLISH-1 randomized trial. JAMA. 2013;309(6):559-569.
2. Moran GJ, Fang E, Corey GR, et al. Tedizolid for 6 days versus linezolid for 10 days for acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ESTABLISH-2): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014;14(8):696-705.

Indication

SIVEXTRO® (tedizolid phosphate) is an oxazolidinone-class antibacterial indicated for the treatment of adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant [MRSA] and methicillin-susceptible [MSSA] isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (including Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus intermedius and Streptococcus constellatus), and Enterococcus faecalis.

Usage

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of SIVEXTRO and other antibacterial drugs, SIVEXTRO should be used only to treat ABSSSI that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

Selected Important Safety Information

Patients with neutropenia: The safety and efficacy of SIVEXTRO® (tedizolid phosphate) in patients with neutropenia (neutrophil counts <1000 cells/mm3) have not been adequately evaluated. In an animal model of infection, the antibacterial activity of SIVEXTRO was reduced in the absence of granulocytes. Alternative therapies should be considered when treating patients with neutropenia.

Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), ranging from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis, has been reported with nearly all systemic antibacterial agents, including SIVEXTRO. Evaluate all patients who present with diarrhea following antibiotic use. Careful medical history is necessary because CDAD has been reported to occur more than two months after the administration of antibacterial agents. If CDAD is suspected or confirmed, antibacterial use not directed against C. difficile should be discontinued, if possible.

Development of drug-resistant bacteria: Prescribing SIVEXTRO in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or prophylactic indication 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 for SIVEXTRO are nausea (8%), headache (6%), diarrhea (4%), vomiting (3%), and dizziness (2%).

Before prescribing SIVEXTRO, please read the accompanying Prescribing Information.

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Selected Important Safety Information

Patients with neutropenia: The safety and efficacy of SIVEXTRO® (tedizolid phosphate) in patients with neutropenia (neutrophil counts <1000 cells/mm3) have not been adequately evaluated. In an animal model of infection, the antibacterial activity of SIVEXTRO was reduced in the absence of granulocytes. Alternative therapies should be considered when treating patients with neutropenia.

Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), ranging from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis, has been reported with nearly all systemic antibacterial agents, including SIVEXTRO. Evaluate all patients who present with diarrhea following antibiotic use. Careful medical history is necessary because CDAD has been reported to occur more than two months after the administration of antibacterial agents. If CDAD is suspected or confirmed, antibacterial use not directed against C. difficile should be discontinued, if possible.

Development of drug-resistant bacteria: Prescribing SIVEXTRO in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or prophylactic indication 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 for SIVEXTRO are nausea (8%), headache (6%), diarrhea (4%), vomiting (3%), and dizziness (2%).

Before prescribing SIVEXTRO, please read the accompanying Prescribing Information.