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Composition FOR VANCOSA

Vancomycin(1 gm)

food interaction for VANCOSA

alcohol interaction for VANCOSA

pregnancy interaction for VANCOSA

lactation interaction for VANCOSA

medicine interaction for VANCOSA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Vancosa 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vancosa 1gm 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR VANCOSA

    Vancomycin(1 gm)

    Uses

    Vancosa 1gm injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections

    How it works

    Vancosa 1gm 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.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Abdominal pain, Decreased potassium level in blood

    SUBSTITUTES FOR VANCOSA

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    • VANSAFE CP 1 GM INJECTION
      (10 ML injection in vial)
      Vhb Life Sciences Inc
      Rs. 55.42/ML of injection
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    • VANKING 1 GM INJECTION
      (10 ML injection in vial)
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 59.10/ML of injection
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      Rs. 591
      save 91% more per ML of injection
    • VANTOX CP 1GM INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 500/injection
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      Rs. 500
      save 26% more per injection
    • VANCOGEN 1GM INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 574/ML of injection
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      Rs. 574
      save 16% more per ML of injection
    • VANCOZEN 1GM INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Unimark Remedies Ltd
      Rs. 680/injection
      Injection
      Rs. 680
      same price

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    Expert advice FOR VANCOSA

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR VANCOSA

    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)

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    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)