|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Pregnancy cat.||B (US)|
|Legal status||℞-only (US)|
|Half-life||7–11 hours (up to 28 hours in renal impairment)|
|Excretion||Renal (78%; primarily as unchanged drug); Faeces (5.7%)|
|Mol. mass||1619.7086 g/mol|
|(what is this?)|
Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic used in the treatment of systemic and life-threatening infections caused by Gram-positive organisms. It is a naturally occurring compound found in the soil saprotroph Streptomyces roseosporus. Its distinct mechanism of action makes it useful in treating infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria. It is marketed in the United States under the trade name Cubicin by Cubist Pharmaceuticals.