Please wait...


Generic Name: telavancin (TEL a VAN sin)
Brand Names: Vibativ
  • Prescription Settings

Prices and coupons of Vibativ

Current Location: 20149 (Ashburn)
Change Location?

Enter your zip code

Please wait while the prices are loaded...

Don’t see your pharmacy listed? Most pharmacies accept our discounts, so have your pharmacist enter this coupon to see if you will save money:

Drug Information:
Vibativ (telavancin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Vibativ is used to treat severe skin infections. It is also used to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria in a hospital setting, or pneumonia that can develop while using a ventilator (artificial breathing machine). Vibativ may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You may not be able to use Vibativ if you are pregnant. In animal studies, telavancin caused birth defects. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment. Learn more

Vibativ Side Effects

Vibativ Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about telavancin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vibativ.

In Summary

Common side effects of Vibativ include: increased serum creatinine. Other side effects include: pruritus and skin rash. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to telavancin: intravenous powder for solution


Intravenous route (Powder for Solution)

Telavancin may increase mortality in patients with preexisting moderate or severe renal impairment. Telavancin should be used in patients with moderate or severe renal impairment only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk. New onset or worsening renal impairment has occurred. Women of childbearing potential should have a serum pregnancy test prior to administration of telavancin hydrochloride. Avoid use during pregnancy unless the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Adverse developmental outcomes observed in 3 animal species at clinically relevant doses raise concerns about potential adverse developmental outcomes in humans.

Along with its needed effects, telavancin (the active ingredient contained in Vibativ) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking telavancin:

Less common

  • Blood in the urine
  • change in the frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • difficulty with breathing
  • drowsiness
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • weakness

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  • chills or fever
  • cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness, especially when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives or itching of the skin
  • nausea or vomiting
  • pain, redness, or soreness at the injection site
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash or redness of the face, base of the neck, upper body, back, and arms
  • severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody

Some side effects of telavancin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Bad, unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  • change in taste
  • diarrhea
  • foamy urine

Less common

  • Decreased appetite
  • dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
  • feeling unusually cold
  • shivering

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to telavancin: intravenous powder for injection


Very common (10% or more): All-cause mortality (up to 44%)

Common (1% to 10%): Fungal infection, fatigue, chills

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Septic shock, multi-organ failure, tinnitus, asthenia, malaise, non-cardiac chest pain, peripheral edema, pain, pyrexia, infusion site reactions including Red Man syndrome

Rare (less than 0.1%): Deafness


Very common (10% or more): Increased serum creatinine to 1.5 times baseline (up to 16%), renal impairment/renal insufficiency/renal failure (up to 10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Acute renal failure, increased blood creatinine

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood urea


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anemia, leukopenia, thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia, increased eosinophil count, increased neutrophil count, increased INR


Common (1% to 10%): QTc prolongation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, congestive cardiac failure, prolonged electrocardiogram QT corrected interval, palpitations, sinus tachycardia, supraventricular extrasystoles, ventricular extrasystoles, flushing, hypertension, hypotension, phlebitis


Very common (10% or more): Nausea (up to 27%), vomiting (up to 14%)

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, constipation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Clostridium colitis, abdominal pain, dry mouth, dyspepsia, flatulence, oral hypoesthesia


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions

Postmarketing reports: Anaphylaxis

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Metallic/soapy taste disturbance (up to 33%), dysgeusia (more than 10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ageusia, migraine, paraesthesia, parosmia, somnolence, tremor


Very common (10% or more): Foamy urine (up to 13%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urinary tract infection, dysuria, hematuria, microalbuminuria, oliguria, pollakiuria, abnormal urine odor


Common (1% to 10%): Increased ALT, increased AST

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hepatitis


Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, rash

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Erythema, face edema, hyperhidrosis, urticaria


Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperglycemia, hyperkalemia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia


Common (1% to 10%): Rigors

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia, back pain, muscle cramp, myalgia


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eye irritation, blurred vision


Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Agitation, anxiety, confusional state, depression


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea, hiccups, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Vibativ