Bacterial infections:

Indications for: NUZYRA

Susceptible infections including community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP), acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).

Adult Dosage:

Fast for ≥4hrs and then take with water. ≥18yrs: CABP: Initially 300mg twice on Day 1; maintenance: 300mg once daily. ABSSSI: Initially 450mg once daily on Day 1 and Day 2; maintenance: 300mg once daily. Both: treat for 7–14 days.

Children Dosage:

<8yrs: not recommended (see full labeling); <18yrs: not established.

NUZYRA Warnings/Precautions:

Mortality imbalance in CABP; closely monitor response esp. those at higher risk (eg, >65yrs, comorbidities). Discontinue if allergic reaction occurs. Evaluate if diarrhea occurs; discontinue if C. difficile-associated diarrhea is suspected or confirmed. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment. Pregnancy (during 2nd & 3rd trimester): may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth or reversible inhibition of bone growth. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 4 days after the last dose).

See Also:

NUZYRA Classification:

Tetracycline antibiotic.

NUZYRA Interactions:

May need to reduce concomitant anticoagulant dose. Inj: do not give with multivalent cation-containing solutions (eg, Ca, Mg, Al) through same IV line. Tabs: after dosing, avoid food or drink (except water) for 2hrs; and avoid dairy, antacids, iron preparations, multivitamins for 4hrs.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, infusion site reactions, AST/ALT/GGT increased, hypertension, headache, diarrhea, insomnia, constipation; hypersensitivity reactions, C. difficile-associated diarrhea, tetracycline class effects (eg, photosensitivity, pseudotumor cerebri, increased BUN, azotemia, acidosis, hyperphosphatemia, pancreatitis); also Children (up to 8yrs of age): tooth discoloration, enamel hypoplasia, inhibition of bone growth.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-dose vials—10; Tabs—6, 30