Tedizolid phosphate for the management of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections: efficacy summary.

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Tedizolid phosphate for the management of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections: efficacy summary.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;58 Suppl 1:S43-50

Authors: O'Riordan W, Green S, Mehra P, De Anda C, Fang E, Prokocimer P

Abstract
The novel oxazolidinone tedizolid phosphate is in late-stage development for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs). Preclinical and phase 1 trials have shown that 200-mg once-daily tedizolid phosphate dosing achieves the appropriate pharmacokinetic goals for optimal antimicrobial effect, and a randomized phase 2 dose-ranging trial confirmed that tedizolid phosphate may be an option for the treatment of ABSSSIs at the 200-mg dose, the lowest effective dose, over a mean of 6.4 days of therapy. In the first of two phase 3 trials, 6 days of 200-mg once-daily oral tedizolid phosphate (plus 4 days of placebo) was noninferior to 10 days of 600-mg twice-daily oral linezolid when evaluated at both the early (48- to 72-hour assessment) and test-of-cure (7-14 days after the last dose of active or placebo agent was given) time points. Initial results from the second phase 3 trial (intravenous to oral therapy design) confirm the study met all primary and secondary endpoints and continues to add insight into the clinical utility of tedizolid phosphate.

PMID: 24343832 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]