The Food and Drug Administration has approved Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) for adults with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI), including pyelonephritis caused by susceptible Enterobacteriaceae, the agency has announced.
The approval was based on results of the press release.
Headache, infusion site reactions, and diarrhea were common adverse effects of Vabomere. The drug also has been associated with allergic reactions and seizures, so it should not be administered to patients with a history of anaphylaxis.
“Vabomere represents a significant new advancement in addressing [Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase]-producing Enterobacteriaceae, for which there are currently limited treatment options,” Clive A. Meanwell, MD, PhD, chief executive officer of The Medicines Company, said in the statement.
Rempex Pharmaceuticals, a Medicines Company unit, received the approval. The Medicines Company said the drug is expected to be available before the end of the year.