Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2021

Publication Title

Hospital pharmacy

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of administering high-dose daptomycin (HDD; > 6 mg/kg actual body weight) as a 2-minute intravenous (IV) push (IVP) compared to traditional 30-minute IV piggyback (IVPB) infusion.

Methods: Retrospective cohort study comparing patients receiving HDD as an IVP or IVPB infusion. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with a documented infusion-related reaction (IRR) to daptomycin.

Results: Three hundred patients were included in the final analysis, 200 patients received IVP, and 100 patients received IVPB representing a total of 1697 administrations. Median (IQR) daptomycin dose was IVP 700 mg (550-900) and IVPB 700 mg (600-900), with mg/kg doses of 8.2 (7.9-10) and 8.3 (8-10), respectively. After adjudication, IRR occurred in 1% of subjects in each treatment group.

Conclusions: This study provides data in more than 1100 administrations of HDD administered via IVP. Infusion-related reactions were documented in 1% of patients regardless of infusion method, suggesting comparable safety to traditional infusion methods. This practice may be useful during fluid shortage and in the outpatient setting.

PubMed ID

34381269

Volume

56

Issue

4

First Page

328

Last Page

331

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