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Vencer 500mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Vencer 500mg Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. meningitis). It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. However, it will not treat a viral infection.

Vencer 500mg Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip/infusion or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizures), liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Vencer Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Vencer Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Rash

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Vencer Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Vencer Injection works

Vencer 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Vencer 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vencer 500mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vencer 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Vencer 500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vencer 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vencer 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vencer 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Vencer 500mg Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Vencer Injection?

If you miss a dose of Vencer 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Vencer 500mg Injection is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or if you are taking any seizure medication before starting treatment with this medication.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney function and blood count while you are having treatment with this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vencer with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV
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Brand(s): Develpin, Epsoval, Glarikot
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. My friend has a history of epilepsy and she was on valproic acid while receiving treatment with Vencer, still she had an episode of seizure. Why?

Your friend should have communicated to the doctor that she was receiving valproic acid for epilepsy. Vencer interferes with the working of valproic acid, making it less effective. This is the reason that she had an episode of seizure. Generally, in cases like these, the doctor prescribes a different medicine.

Q. Even though Vencer is used for skin infections, can it cause any skin-related problems?

Serious skin reactions are rare, but some have been reported with the use of Vencer. Inform your doctor before starting Vencer if you are allergic to any medicine or antibiotic. These serious skin reactions are a type of allergic reactions, but they can endanger life. So, if you notice any rash along with fever or peeling of the skin, you should alert your doctor who will immediately discontinue Vencer.

Q. Is Vencer a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?

Vencer is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. This means that it is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to treat infection affecting the lungs (pneumonia) and complicated infections of the urinary tract, abdomen, and skin and soft tissue infections. It also treats bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and infections that occur during or after delivery.

Q. Is Vencer effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?

Yes, Vencer is effective against bacteria only but not all bacteria. It is not effective against virus or fungal infections. Vencer is effective against some bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. viridans group, etc. Vencer should only be used to treat or prevent infections against which it is effective.

Q. My cousin was receiving Vencer for severe skin infection, but the medicine was stopped when she had a fit. Was the fit due to Vencer?

Seizures or fits have been reported with the use of Vencer. However, fits are more likely to occur in patients with a history of seizures or a brain lesion (wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumor) or patients having bacterial meningitis or compromised kidney function.

Q. For how long will I need to take Vencer?

The length of the treatment will be decided by your doctor, depending on your general health, the type of infection you have and how well you respond to Vencer.

Q. What if Vencer does not suit me?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache but generally these settle down. If the side effects bother you, tell your doctor immediately. The doctor will give you an alternative medicine. Serious side effects are very rare. In case you develop serious side effects, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Does it matter if I miss or stop Vencer?

It is important that you do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor. Stopping the treatment may bring back the infection or you may develop resistance to Vencer. The same applies if you are forgetful in taking the suggested doses. It is recommended that you do not miss doses. If you do, take the missed dose as soon as you can and take the next dose as planned so that you stick to the same overall daily dose.

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