Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor will check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine to make sure it is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine together with warfarin may increase the risk of bleeding. If you use warfarin, tell your doctor right away if you have bleeding gums, dizziness, nosebleeds, red or black, tarry stools, red or dark brown urine, trouble breathing, or are coughing up blood.

Before you have any medical tests, tell the medical doctor in charge that you are using this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.

You should not receive a heparin injection if you have received oritavancin within the past 120 hours (5 days). Receiving these medicines together may affect the results of some tests.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth with this medicine.

This medicine may cause infusion-related reactions that can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a cough, difficulty with swallowing, dizziness, a fast heartbeat, trouble breathing, swelling in your face or hands, a fever, chills, itching or hives, or a feeling of warmth or redness on your upper body with this medicine.

This medicine may cause diarrhea, and in some cases it can be severe. It may also occur 2 months or more after you stop using this medicine. Do not take any medicine to treat diarrhea without checking with your doctor. If mild diarrhea continues or gets worse or you have questions, check with your doctor.

Tell your doctor right away if you have bone pain. This may be a symptom of a bone infection (osteomyelitis).

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.