Which medications in the drug class Lipopeptides are used in the treatment of Breast Abscesses and Masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Lipopeptides

Daptomycin (Cubicin)

Inpatient treatment

If MRSA risk with beta-lactam allergy.

Cyclic lipopeptide: Binds to bacterial membranes and causes rapid depolarization of membrane potential; causes inhibition of protein, DNA, RNA synthesis, and bacterial cell death.

Pregnancy category B, successful use during second and third trimesters of pregnancy reported but limited information available. Secreted in breast milk in low concentrations, however, it is poorly bioavailable orally; use caution if breastfeeding.


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