Omadacycline, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline antibiotic, is approved in the USA as intravenous (IV) and/or oral therapy for treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) or acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Phase 1 and 3 studies indicate that omadacycline dose adjustments are not required for any patient group based on age, sex, race, weight, renal impairment, end-stage renal disease, or hepatic impairment. Equivalency of exposure has also been demonstrated for 300 mg oral and 100 mg IV doses. Using an oral loading-dose regimen results in drug exposures exceeding established efficacy targets against the most common CABP and ABSSSI pathogens by Day 2 of treatment, and omadacycline has demonstrated clinical efficacy and is well tolerated. The oral-only dosing regimens provide the potential for treatment of CABP and ABSSSI either within a hospital setting or in the community, which could support earlier hospital discharge and reduced treatment costs.
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- Pharmacology (medical)