Information about Vancomycin

Vancomycin Uses

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, Breathlessness, Wheezing
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Available Medicine for Vancomycin

VanlidCipla Ltd
227 to ₹14524 variant(s)
VancorayMylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
2671 variant(s)
VankingNeon Laboratories Ltd
269 to ₹5913 variant(s)
CelovanCelon Laboratories Ltd
267 to ₹6502 variant(s)
VancogramBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries
2781 variant(s)
Vantox-CPSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
272 to ₹4882 variant(s)
VancogenAlkem Laboratories Ltd
294 to ₹5742 variant(s)
Vancotech CPUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
2721 variant(s)
VancotroyTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2821 variant(s)
Vansafe CPVhb Life Sciences Inc
367 to ₹5542 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

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.

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