Side Effects of Vancomycin are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Allergic reaction, Rash, Itching, Decrease in blood pressure, Breathlessness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vancomycin 500 mg 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.
Vancomycin 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Vancomycin 500 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Vancomycin 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vancomycin 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor. 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 Vancomycin 500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What were the side-effects while using Vancomycin 500 mg Injection?
Decreased potassium level in blood
How do you take Vancomycin Injection?
How much was the improvement?
What are you using Vancomycin Injection for?
Serious bacterial infections
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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
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).