Information about Vancomycin
Vancomycin is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections.
How vancomycin works
Vancomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.
Common side effects of vancomycin
Renal injury, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Decreased blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Wheezing
Available Medicine for Vancomycin
- ₹211 to ₹1321Cipla Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹267Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹269 to ₹591Neon Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹267 to ₹650Celon Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹278Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries1 variant(s)
- ₹272 to ₹489Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹272 to ₹574Alkem Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹272United Biotech Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹272Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹367 to ₹555Vhb Life Sciences Inc2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Vancomycin
- You have been prescribed Vancomycin to treat serious bacterial infections of the heart, blood, bones, and soft tissues.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- It should be taken slowly via a drip. Fast infusion can lead to reactions such as low blood pressure, wheezing, shortness of breath or itching.
- Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function and your hearing while you are taking this medicine.
- Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the level of this medicine in your blood.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions for Vancomycin
Q. How long does Vancomycin take to work?
Usually, Vancomycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.