Introduction: Omadacycline is a new analog of the tetracycline class active against atypical bacteria, as well as against staphylococci, including methicillin-resistant strains, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Areas covered: This review has summarized the available clinical evidence on the use of oral omadacycline in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and described the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) parameters in healthy and special populations and the latest research on omadacycline. Expert opinion: The available clinical evidence on oral omadacycline for the treatment of CAP shows that its properties provide reliable empirical coverage for pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and species of Legionella, Chlamydia, and Mycoplasma. Omadacycline is also active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); penicillin-resistant and multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Streptococcus agalactiae; and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. A dose of 450 mg orally once daily is recommended, followed by a maintenance dose of 300 mg orally once daily. Importantly, omadacycline does not require dose adjustment for patients based on BMI, age, gender, or renal or hepatic impairment.
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- bacterial pneumonia
- community-acquired pneumonia