Medicine Overview of Vancocin Injection
Uses of Vancocin Injection
Vancocin 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
Side effects of Vancocin Injection
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Decreased potassium level in blood.
How to use Vancocin Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Vancocin Injection works
Vancocin 500mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
In Depth Information on Vancocin Injection
Expert advice for Vancocin Injection
- It is given as an oral form or as a drip (intravenous infusion) into a vein or into a muscle.
- Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with vancomycin.
- During treatment patient may undergo blood, urine, or hearing tests to look for signs of side effects.
- Do not start or continue the vancomycin if you have a kidney problem or hearing difficulties.
- Avoid using vancomycin if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Vancocin 500mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vancocin 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Vancocin 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during lact+more
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Vancocin 500mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Vancocin 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vancocin 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests is advised while you are taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of Vancoci+more
n 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Genticyn 80mg Injection, Acmacin 100mg Injection, Amicom 250mg Injection, Biklin 250mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Vancocin 500mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Vancomycin
Q. Is vancomycin a form of beta lactam, penicillin, cephalosporin, macrolide, or sulfa drug?
Vancomycin does not contain sulfa and is not a beta lactam, penicillin, cephalosporin, or macrolide drug
Q. Is it bactericidal or bacteristatic?
It is a broad spectrum bactericidal glycopeptide antibiotic
Yes, Vancocin comes in pill form and used for the treatment of inflammation of the digestive tract (enterocolitis) caused by staphylococci and severe diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis)
No, Vancocin is not known to cause diarrhea. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Can I take vancomycin with probiotics, ibuprofen, heparin, Zosyn, Tylenol, Tums, or Aleve?
Vancomycin is not reported to interact with ibuprofen, heparin, Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam), Tylenol (acetaminophen), Tums (sucrose and calcium carbonate), or Aleve (naproxen). It may reduce efficacy of probiotics. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Q. Can I take vancomycin with penicillin allergy?
Yes, vancomycin may be given to the patients who are allergic to penicillin
Vancocin is mainly effective against gram-negative bacteria such as pseudomonas as well as some gram-positive bacteria such as streptococcus. It is a drug of choice for infections due to Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa).
Substitutes for Vancocin Injection
Vanking 500mg Injection
Neon Laboratories Ltd
₹36.8/ml of Injection
Vancocin CP 500mg Injection
₹37.2/ml of Injection
Vanlid 500mg Injection
₹38.3/ml of Injection
Gufivan 500mg Injection
Gufic Bioscience Ltd
₹353.23/ml of Injection
Vanacin CP 500mg Injection
Chandra Bhagat Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹11.25/ml of Injection