Oritavancin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Oritavancin is used to treat severe skin infections caused by bacteria.

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  • Orbactiv
  • Changes in skin color
    dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    pain, swelling, or tenderness in the skin
    Less common or rare
    Black, tarry stools
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    fever
    hives, itching skin, or rash
    increase in bone pain
    joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    redness, soreness, or itching skin
    sores, welting, or blisters
    swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
    swollen glands
    tightness in the chest
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach tenderness
    severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
    watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
    Some oritavancin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Less common or rare
    Dizziness
    headache
    nausea or vomiting
  • (intravenous powder for injection)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.