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Sivextro is an antibiotic used in patients from 12 years of age to treat acute (short-term) bacterial infections of the skin and of skin structures (tissue below the skin) such as cellulitis (infection of the skin and the tissue underneath), skin abscesses (a swollen area on the skin where pus has collected) and wound infections.
Before using Sivextro, doctors should consider official guidance on the appropriate use of antibiotics.
Sivextro contains the active substance tedizolid.
Sivextro : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/121.85 KB)
First published: 26/03/2015
Last updated: 28/07/2020
Sivextro : EPAR - Risk-management-plan summary (PDF/1.68 MB)
First published: 22/01/2019
Last updated: 23/04/2021
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Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.
|Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union||
27/03/2023 Sivextro - EMEA/H/C/002846 - N/0050
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Antibacterials for systemic use
Sivextro is indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.