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Eravacycline: The Tetracyclines Strike Back.

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Eravacycline: The Tetracyclines Strike Back.

Ann Pharmacother. 2019 May 12;:1060028019850173

Authors: Heaney M, Mahoney MV, Gallagher JC

OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and place in therapy of eravacycline, a novel fluorocycline antibiotic from the tetracycline family.
DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was conducted for data between 1946 and March 2019 using MeSH terms eravacycline and TP-434. An internet search was conducted for unpublished clinical research.
STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: The literature search was limited to English-language studies that described clinical efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics in humans and animals. Abstracts featuring prepublished data were also evaluated for inclusion.
DATA SYNTHESIS: Eravacycline has in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant organisms, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and Acinetobacter. It was approved for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) in adults following favorable results of 2 phase III trials, IGNITE 1 and IGNITE 4, compared with ertapenem and meropenem, respectively. The most common adverse drug events associated with eravacycline were infusion site reactions (7.7%), nausea (6.5%), vomiting (3.7%), and diarrhea (2.3%). Relevance to Patient Care and Clinical Practice: Eravacycline will likely be most useful for resistant infections when lack of tolerability, resistant phenotypes, or allergies prevent the use of β-lactams.
CONCLUSIONS: Eravacycline is a new tetracycline antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of cIAIs. Although it has activity against multidrug-resistant organisms, data are limited for other indications.

PMID: 31081341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]