VANCOCIN 500MG INJECTION

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Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd

Composition for VANCOCIN 500MG INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Serious Bacterial Infections
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Kidney
319.33
₹319.33/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of VANCOCIN INJECTION

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Uses of VANCOCIN INJECTION

Vancocin 500mg injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
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Side effects of VANCOCIN INJECTION

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Decreased potassium level in blood.

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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.
Warnings
Special precautions for VANCOCIN 500MG INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vancocin 500mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
GENTICYN 80MG INJECTION, ZYDOL 50MG SUSPENSION, ACMACIN 100MG INJECTION, AMICOM 250MG INJECTION

Patient Concerns

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
Q. Does vancomycin come in pill form?
Yes, vancomycin comes in pill form and used for the treatment of inflammation of the digestive tract (enterocolitis) caused by staphylococci and severe diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis)
Q. Does vancomycin cause diarrhea?
No, vancomycin 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
Q. What organisms does vancomycin cover?
Vancomycin 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).
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